WonderStar Prods. has begun production on writer/director Dan Gordon's indie film The Christmas Story, which marks his directorial debut.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons and Fred Willard make up the ensemble cast in the story of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her upscale life and ends up struggling in a trailer park in New Mexico.