ACADEMY AWARD, GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER FOREST WHITAKER BOARDS DAVID E. TALBERT'S FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSICAL "JINGLE JANGLE"
Logline: A cobblestone world comes to life in the event holiday musical tale of an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention, that if they can get it to work in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever.
Cast: Forest Whitaker (The Godfather of Harlem, Black Panther, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival)
Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker earned critical acclaim for his performance in The Last King of Scotland. He most recently starred in blockbuster hit Black Panther which grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide. Past credits include sci-di drama Arrival opposite Amy Adams, Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Netflix's How it Ends opposite Theo James. This fall he will star and produce Godfather of Harlem about the infamous crime boss, Bumpy Johnson, which will air on EPIX in 2019.
In addition to Whitaker's extensive film and television slate, he recently made his Broadway debut in Eugene O'Neil's Hughie, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage.
Whitaker will play "Jeronicus Jangle" in Talbert's 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.
Jingle Jangle is scheduled to start shooting in 2019 and will be released by Netflix in 2020
Director: David E. Talbert (El Camino Christmas, First Sunday, Baggage Claim, Almost Christmas)
Producers: Mike Jackson, John Legend, David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, David McIlvain
Executive Producers: Ty Stiklorius
Screenwriter: David E. Talbert