Starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz and Kathy Bates, "Fred Claus" (also known as "Untitled Vince Vaughn/David Dobkin Project", "Joe Claus", "Gebrüder Weihnachtsmann, Die") is a Comedy/Family/Fantasy film directed by David Dobkin, and written by Jessie Nelson (story), released in the USA on November 03 of 2007.
Christmas comes every year, but this holiday season Santa's brother is coming along for the ride.
Who directed "Fred Claus":
Fred Claus was directed by David Dobkin, a producer, director, and writer.
Before making Fred Claus, David Dobkin had directed Shanghai Knights, released in 2003, Clay Pigeons (1998). Since, he directed The Flash, released in 2008, The Change-Up (2011), Arthur & Lancelot (2013).
What was the release date of "Fred Claus":
Fred Claus was first released on Saturday, November 03, 2007, in the United States. Also released on Saturday, November 03, 2007 have been Searchers 2.0 (dir. Alex Cox), The Blue Hour (dir. Eric Nazarian), and The Last Mistress (dir. Catherine Breillat). This was twelve (12) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, November 30, 2007 in the United Kingdom; Friday, November 09, 2007 in Canada; Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in France; Thursday, November 29, 2007 in Germany; Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in Italy; Friday, December 14, 2007 in Spain; Thursday, November 15, 2007 in Australia and on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Fred Claus":
At the casting of Fred Claus we find Vince Vaughn, previously seen in Into the Wild (2007) and The Gift: Life Unwrapped (2007); Paul Giamatti (The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2007), The Ant Bully (2006)); John Michael Higgins (Evan Almighty (2007), For Your Consideration (2006)) [ more... ]
- Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins also worked together in Pitch Perfect 2, released in 2015.
- John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks also worked together in Pitch Perfect, released in 2012.
- Kevin Spacey and Paul Giamatti also appeared together in The Negotiator, released in 1998.
- Vince Vaughn and John Michael Higgins also appeared together in The Break-Up, released in 2006.
What is the Storyline of "Fred Claus":
The film begins in Middle Age Europe, where a woman gives birth to a baby. Within a few minutes of his birth, the baby starts saying: "Ho, ho, ho!". Mother Claus (Kathy Bates) calls her son, Frederick (Vince Vaughn) over to meet his new brother, whom she has decided to name Nicholas (Paul Giamatti). Mother Claus lovingly refers to the new baby as her little Saint Nick. During Christmas, when Nick opens his gifts including Fred's, Nick decides to give them away to orphans which angers Fred. Mother Claus [...]
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