Director/Writer: David E. Talbert (El Camino Christmas, First Sunday, Baggage Claim, Almost Christmas)
Cast: 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 join Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker.
Producers: Get Lifted Film Co.’s Mike Jackson and John Legend, 260 Degrees Entertainment’s David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, Burr! Productions’ Kristin Burr and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ David McIlvain
Executive Producer: Get Lifted Film Co.’s Ty Stiklorious, Vicki Dee Rock
Logline: 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.
Mills landed the role of “Journey” following a global talent search (link to John Legend’s tweet if possible).
Jingle Jangle is the first live action original musical for Netflix. The film is currently in pre-production and will be released by Netflix in 2020.