According to Variety, Edward Burns has joined the cast of the Nancy Meyers-directed comedy Holiday for Columbia Pictures.

Burns also is making an effort to return to his auteur roots, having just completed Purple Violets, an indie drama he wrote and produced through his Marlboro Road Gang Prods. Burns stars with Selma Blair, Debra Messing and Patrick Wilson.

Next, he has a summer start date in the Hamptons and Montauk on his script Five-Fourths, and he'll follow that project with the first leg of a trilogy, a multigenerational drama about a New York family of cops.