On 4th October, 2020 Netflix released the official trailer for the upcoming special ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’. Written by David Talbert, the movie is a Christmas musical film. David is known for his love for Christmas. His previous works have never failed to portray the essence of the holidays. He has released ‘Almost Christmas’ and ‘El Camino Christmas’ that showed two unique concepts including drama and black comedy.
What is the movie ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ about?
The upcoming musical is about Jeronicus Jangle, the toymaker in Cobbleton. He lives together with his granddaughter and they have invented something magical that could help them change their lives. One of his former interns steals his most prized invention that leads onto the story. We also have Buddy who is a magical robot that the duo is trying to get back. Discovering the magical world of wishes and wonder, the movie portrays and captures every emotion about Christmas. The movie stars Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, and Ricky Martin. The Christmas journey movie is all set to release in the month of November. As it is a musical, artists such as John Legend, Philip Lawrence, and Davey Nathan have worked on the songs.
Everything you need to know about the upcoming musical:
In 2017, David Talbert pitched the story to the Netflix team after which they agreed to produce it. They also ended up signing him to write the screenplay and direct the movie. Later on in 2018, they signed all the other artists for the production of music. They began shooting in 2019 and ended up with all filming activities before March 2020. David has won numerous awards for his previous works. The TV reality show ‘Backstage’ was also produced by him. He is also an author who has written ‘Baggage Claim’ and ‘Love on the Dotted Line’. The movie is created for children so that even if they cannot go out and celebrate like the previous years, they can at least enjoy at their homes.
Forest Steven Whitaker is the main lead of the movie. He is known for portraying one of the finest characters in the movies such as ‘Bird’, ‘Platoon’, ‘Ghost Dog’, ‘The Butler’ and more. He graduated with a degree in acting and started off by playing a supporting role in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. Not only an actor, but he is also involved in a lot of charity. He has founded the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative that conducts programs for people affected across the world especially due to war. He is also the ambassador for UNESCO Goodwill for Peace and Reconciliation. The actor has won numerous awards such as Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and more. We cannot wait to watch him on screen once again. The movie is set to release on 13th November, 2020 and will be available for streaming on Netflix.