He maybe returning as Lord Grantham in the big screen adaptation, Hugh Bonneville will star in Netflix‘s Jingle Jangle. Currently in production, filming in Norwich and Reading Downton Abbey starring in the Streaming Giants upcoming Christmas musical.
The film is being produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Co. so expect a solid musical score. The story itself sounds very much like an live action version of Pinocchio. With Forest Whitaker as an eccentric toy maker alongside his granddaughter (Mills) who create an ‘magical invention’. Something that will change their lives forever.
David E. Talbert will be directing. He is no stranger to Netflix with several of his previous films appeared on the channel, Almost Christmas and El Camino Christmas.
An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.
Starring alongside Hugh Bonneville will be Emmy Award Winner Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose, newcomer Madalen Mills and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker.
Jingle Jangle doesn’t have an exact release date confirmed yet. This maybe being promoted as an Christmas film, it does seem it will be early 2020 before its released.