Netflix has announced more cast for their musical Christmas film “Jingle Jangle” which is set to be released in 2020. The additional cast includes Emmy Award Winner Keegan-Michael Key (“The Lion King”), Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad (“Creed”, “Empire”), Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose (“Princess and the Frog”, “Power”) and newcomer Madalen Mills who will join Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. The film is written and directed by David E. Talbert (“El Camino Christmas”, “First Sunday”) and is the first live action original musical for Netflix.
A cobblestone world comes to life in the event holiday musical tale of an embattled toymaker (Forest Whitaker), his precocious granddaughter (Madelen Mills), and a magical invention, that if they can get it to work in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever.
Whitaker will play “Jeronicus Jangle” in the family holiday musical: A once-great inventor who has lost his belief in himself and his inventions, he stumbles upon a second chance when his granddaughter comes to town for the holidays.
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Phylicia Rashad, @KeeganMKey, @AnikaNoniRose, and new-comer Madalen Mills will be joining Forest Whitaker in the holiday musical "Jingle Jangle." The first live-action original musical for @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/yVFay51s87
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