Spend Christmas With A Big Family

Christmas-themed movies have not had a good track record as “Christmas with the Kranks”, “Surviving Christmas” and “Deck the Halls” have shown.

Doesn’t stop the studios from moving forward with more though as Screen Gems has set up an impressive ensemble cast for its holiday-themed drama “This Christmas” reports Variety.

Laz Alonso, David Banner, Chris Brown, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Ricky Harris, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lauren London, Nia Long, Mekhi Phifer, Keith Robinson, Columbus Short and Jessica Stroup will all star.

Preston Whitmore (“Crossover”) helms the tale about the first Christmas gathering of the Whitfield family in four years. Shooting begins today with a November 30th release planned.