*Gabrielle Union has signed on to Universal’s “A Meyers Christmas,” which follows an estranged family brought together over Christmas for the first time since their mother died.
The family comedy, originally titled “A Meyers Thanksgiving,” will be written and directed by “Baggage Claim” scribe David E. Talbert. Will Packer will produce through his Universal-based Will Packer Productions, while Union also is signed on to executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Union recently wrapped production on Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” alongside Armie Hammer and Penelope Ann Miller; and Baran bo Odar’s Sleepless Night with Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney and Jamie Foxx.
She currently stars in the BET drama “Being Mary Jane,” which begins its third season on Oct. 20.