Office Christmas Party stars T.J. Miller (Deadpool) as technology company president Clay Vanstone. The business is struggling and his ruthless sibling (Jennifer Aniston), who also happens to be CEO, is circling with a big metaphorical scythe, looking to make swingeing cuts to the payroll.
The company's founder, the pair's father, recently passed away, leaving power up for grabs. Who will grab the reins? Will it be Miller's Clay and his close confederate at the company (Jason Bateman), with whom he organises the titular party to help raise morale and score a big new client?
"When you spend such a large portion of your life working – and it's not fun, and you're worried about getting sued or fired for saying the wrong thing or for acting crazy at a work party – then what has work done to America?" Miller ponders in USA Today. "That's the impetus to have a huge office Christmas party." Judging by the trailer, it will be exactly that. Big.
Other staffers along to help chug kegs include Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Olivia Munn (Magic Mike), Matt Walsh (Ted) and Courtney B. Vance (Terminator Genisys).
The idea originally came from Guymon Casady (The Expendables), and this one has been floating in the development tank since 2010. Co-directed by Blades Of Glory duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck, Office Christmas Party lands in UK cinemas on 9 December.