Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn has a new love interest -- in his upcoming Warner Bros. comedy 'Joe Claus,' that is. Elizabeth Banks, best known for her hilarious nymphomaniac turn in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' (yes, she's the one who enjoys a close personal relationship with her shower head), has joined the cast of director David Dobkin's follow-up to the smash hit 'Wedding Crashers.' 'Claus' tells the story of Santa's loser brother (Vaughn), who lives in New York City and nearly ruins Christmas when he visits the North Pole. Banks will play the very organized, very anal and very attractive member of Santa's Little Helpers who may help Joe get over his sibling rivalry issues and have that very merry Christmas he's always wanted.

Elizabeth Banks

In case you were wondering -- and I'm going to assume you were -- Banks is pretty busy these days. She'll next appear on-screen in the based-on-a-true-story football drama 'Invincible,' which co-stars Mark Wahlberg and hits theaters Aug. 25. She also just wrapped shooting on the romantic dramedy 'Bill,' opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba, and is in final talks to star with Ryan Reynolds, Derek Luke, Isla Fisher and possibly Rachel Weisz in the romantic comedy 'Definitely, Maybe.' And, if you're as much of a 'Scrubs' aficionado as I am, you'll be happy to know that Banks will also be reprising her role on the NBC show when it returns this January. She plays a sexy urologist whom J.D. (Zach Braff) may have impregnated. High fives all around.

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