Vince Vaughn to star in festive comedy
The film is to be directed by David Dobkin (Shanghai Knights, Clay Pigeons), who worked with Vaughn on last year's comedy hit Wedding Crashers, as well as 1998's Clay Pigeons.
The Warner Brothers comedy, entitled Fred Claus, sees Vaughn as Santa's deadbeat brother forced to move back to the North Pole where he gets a chance to make amends.
It is said that the film could see Vaughn hit the $20 million salary mark for the first time.
Vaughn's partner Jennifer Aniston, with whom he starred in The Break Up, came in at number ten in Hollywood Reporter's 2005 survey of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, earning $9-$10 million a film.
Director Dobkin pulled out of Universal's comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry last week, citing creative differences.
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