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Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner join horror-comedy 'Krampus'

Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner join horror-comedy 'Krampus'
Adam Scott has joined the cast of the horror-comedy "Krampus." (Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)

"Krampus" has added some names to its naughty list.

Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner are set to costar in the Christmas-themed horror-comedy, a Legendary Pictures spokesperson confirmed to The Times. The Hollywood Reporter and the Wrap first reported the castings.

Michael Dougherty ("Trick 'r Treat") is directing the film, which he wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields.

Set for release Dec. 4 from Universal Pictures, "Krampus" is inspired by the titular creature of Alpine folklore, a furry, horned beast who does St. Nick's dirty work by terrorizing and punishing misbehaving children. The movie will center on a modern family that's the target of Krampus.

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Scott ("Hot Tub Time Machine 2"), Koechner (the "Anchorman" movies) and Collette ("Tammy," "Little Miss Sunshine") are all well versed in ensemble comedies. In "Krampus," they'll join Emjay Anthony ("Chef") and Allison Tolman (HBO's "Hello Ladies").

Shooting is expected to begin this spring.

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