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Chris Brown Coming "This Christmas"

January 9, 2007 (8:10 am) GMT
Chris Brown is starring as one of the members of the Whitfield family in Screen Gems' family-friendly holiday flick "This Christmas."

Making a quick step in jumping to his next acting stint after his debut in "", has reportedly landed a role in family-friendly holiday feature "This Christmas (2007)" which sees him once more sharing screen with "Yard" co-star .

"We're doing another movie together," Short confirmed while joking that he and Brown are on their way to becoming the next and . "It's great to keep us working together; we're trying to be the new, young rat pack."

Like in the previous picture, Brown is poised to play the younger brother of Short's character who is also an aspiring singer. In addition, the R&B singer will also contribute his singing skills to the film soundtrack, making a cover of the title tune as well as "Try a Little Tenderness", a song made popular by in 1967.

Made under Screen Gems banner, the picture is said by Short to be '' meets 'Waiting to Exhale'." Its story will center on the Whitfield family whose members come together for the holidays after living their own lives separately for four years. Shooting has already begun yesterday, January 8, under Screen Gems banner.

Apart from Brown and Short, other cast members include , , Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, and . All will come under the direction of Preston Whitmore who is also in charge to pen the script with Phifer producing.

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