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Walk This Sleigh

Vince Vaughn’s role as the lanky loose-jawed wise cracker in ensemble comedies could just be coming to an end – with a leading man role approaching over the horizon in the Jennifer Aniston rom-com The Break Up, the buzz on Vince is steadily building.

Confident of The Wedding Crasher’s punter pulling capability, Warner Brothers have signed him for the seasonal gag-fest Fred Claus.

Scribbled by Tinseltown newbie Dan Fogleman, the tale follows Santa’s black-sheep of a brother who finally returns home to the North Pole, hoping to set things straight with his folks.

Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin will assume lensing duties and is also on board as a producer – along with I Am Sam producer, Jessie Nelson.

Trade publications are reporting that the flick will provide Vaughn with his first $20 million pay packet.