McGraw and Yoakam appear in movie

January 17, 2008 12:03:07 PM PST
Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam have never sung together, but they'll act together in the romantic comedy "Four Christmases."

McGraw began filming this week in Los Angeles, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Set for release during the holiday season, the movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn as a couple who, after years of avoiding their families during the holidays, are forced to visit all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day.

McGraw, 40, plays a brother of Vaughn's character.

Yoakam has a supporting role in the movie, along with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Favreau and Kristen Chenoweth.

Seth Gordon will direct for New Line Cinema and Spyglass Entertainment Group.

This will be McGraw's fifth movie project. His screen credits also include "Black Cloud," "Friday Night Lights," "Flicka" and "The Kingdom."

Yoakam, 51, has been in several movies, including "Red Rock West," "Sling Blade," "The Newton Boys" and "Panic Room."