To save his branch from getting abominably shut down by his envious and uptight CEO sister, branch manager Clay throws an epic party to land a big client. However, things go awry when the party fails to go according to plan.
Office Christmas Party originated as an idea from Guymon Casady. In 2010, Casady spoke to Gordon and Speck with the concept of a holiday office party. The three developed the idea into a screenplay at DreamWorks Pictures. It was later retouched by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, and Laura Solon. In February 2016, Speck and Gordon were employed to direct the film, with Jennifer Aniston as part of the cast. According to Gordon, her role is very fitting for Aniston because of her fearless attitude towards playing an antagonistic role. Jason Bateman, T. J. Miller, and Kate McKinnon attached to the project as part of the ensemble cast. A month later, Randall Park and Olivia Munn joined the film. In April 2016, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karan Soni, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Jamie Chung Corddry, Andrew Leeds, and Oliver Cooper were also added to the cast. The film premiered in New York City on December 5, 2016. It went into a wide theatrical release in the U.S. four days following its premiere. It earned a total gross of $115 million against its production budget of $45 million.
about the movie
Office Christmas Party is a 2016 American comedy film about a branch manager who throws a party to save his branch that is on the verge of ceasing its operations. This star-studded Christmas film is based on a story by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It was directed by Josh Gordon and from a screenplay written by Justin Malen and Laura Solon. It features an ensemble cast starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, and Jennifer Aniston.