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New Line inks Gordon

'King of Kong' filmmaker to direct Vaughn comedy

New Line’s tapped Seth Gordon (“The King of Kong”) to direct holiday comedy “Four Christmases,” starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.

The mini-major’s planning on a December production start for “Four Christmases,” set up at Spyglass with Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman producing. Vaughn and Witherspoon are also producing the pic, in which a couple struggle to visit all four divorced parents on Christmas Day.

Script’s penned by the writing team of Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson. New Line execs are hopeful they can get “Four Christmases” into theaters during next year’s holiday season.

Gordon’s also attached to direct New Line’s feature adaptation of “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” his documentary about rivals battling for supremacy in vidgame “Donkey Kong.” That project’s set up at ContraFilm with Beau Bauman as a producer.

Picturehouse reported a solid opening for “King of Kong” this weekend with $51,493 at five theaters. Gordon’s repped by Endeavor

and managed by Brillstein Entertainment

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