Two singers, one swinger for "Christmases"

Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:55am EST
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By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Jon Favreau and country stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are hoppin' in the saddle for the romantic comedy "Four Christmases."

The story revolves around a newly married couple (Reese Witherspoon, Vince 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.

Favreau and McGraw will play two bullying siblings who delight in tormenting their brother (Vaughn). Yoakam will play the overly zealous partner of the Witherspoon character's mother (Mary Steenburgen).

Sissy Spacek, Kristin Chenoweth and Robert Duvall also star in the New Line project for director Seth Gordon.

Favreau and Vaughn starred together in such films as "Swingers," "Made" and "The Break-Up."

Between recording albums and touring with wife Faith Hill, McGraw has appeared in such features as "Friday Night Lights" and "The Kingdom." Yoakam has a more extensive screen resume, taking supporting roles in "Sling Blade," "Panic Room," "Hollywood Homicide" and "Wedding Crashers."

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<p>Jon Favreau arrives for the world premiere of the romantic comedy 'The Break-Up' at the Mann Village Westwood in Los Angeles, California May 22, 2006. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>