Actor, writer and TV presenter James Corden has been cast in a new Christmas movie.

The Press Association reports that School for Santas tells the story of father who "needs to find his inner Father Christmas to win back his kids."

The film will be written by Richard Bean who recently penned Corden’s very successful play One Man, Two Guvnors. Corden’s performance in the play on Broadway was a breakthrough for him in America and he picked up the Tony Award for best Actor.

Speaking about the movie he said "All my life I've wanted to make a big family Christmas movie. To be making one with a company like Working Title Films is a dream come true."

Corden is currently filming One Chance which is the story of Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.