Showalter To Helm Chastain & Spencer Comedy

“The Big Sick” director Michael Showalter has lined up an untitled holiday comedy starring Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer as his next directorial effort.

Universal Pictures has won a heated bidding war for the project and fast-tracked with Showalter hopping onboard. The story follows two women fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas.

Chastain and Kelly Carmichael wrote the original treatment with Peter Chiarelli on board to pen the script. Chastain, Carmichael, Celine Rattray, and Trudie Styler will also produce.

Source: Variety