Typical office holiday parties aren’t exactly the stuff that makes for good Hollywood fare, but Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks are mining that annual tradition for their latest big-screen comedy, the aptly titled Office Christmas Party.
The studios released the first trailer for the film this week, and it features just the sort of raunchy shenanigans one would expect from a film about a booze-fueled company party that goes horribly wrong — or right, depending on how you look at it.
Blades of Glory filmmakers Josh Gordon and Will Speck directed Office Christmas Party, which reunites the pair with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, who starred in the directing duo’s 2010 comedy The Switch.
The film follows an unpredictable exec played by T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley) and his chief technical officer, played by Bateman, who set out to save their company by throwing the greatest holiday party of all time in order to impress a client and win the contract that will keep them — and their staff — employed. Aniston plays the CEO of the company, who forces Miller and Bateman’s characters to close the deal or have their branch shut down.
The film also stars Ghostbusters actress Kate McKinnon and X-Men: Apocalypse actress Olivia Munn, as well as Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jamie Chung, Rob Corddry, Abbey Lee, Karan Soni, Courtney B. Vance, and Matt Walsh.
Office Christmas Party hits theaters December 9 — just in time for the holiday season.