Steenburgen, Spacek deck halls for NL


Sissy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen are joining Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn for a season of holiday havoc in "Four Christmases" for New Line.

Kristin Chenoweth and Robert Duvall also star in the Spyglass Entertainment romantic comedy from director Seth Gordon and writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber are producing the film with Witherspoon and Vaughn.

The story revolves around a newly married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) who decide to brave visits to all sets of their parents for the Christmas holiday -- despite the scars each has from being raised in broken homes.

Spacek will play the slightly spacey, New Age mother of Brad (Vaughn). Steenburgen will play the chameleonlike mother of Kate (Witherspoon), whose personality changes depending on whom she's married to or dating.

Chenoweth plays Kate's controlling, type-A sister and Duvall plays Brad's gruff father.

The film is slated for release during next year's holiday season. Michael Disco and Mark Kaufman are overseeing production for New Line.

Spacek, Steenburgen, Witherspoon and Duvall have all won Academy Awards.

Spacek will be seen in the upcoming Southern drama "Lake City." She is repped by CAA. Steenburgen is filming "Step Brothers," starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. She is repped by Gersh and Management 360.

Carly Mayberry reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.