Actor Kingsley Ben-Adir who recently appeared in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur has signed on to join Anna Kendrick in Disney’s Christmas film Nicole. As of right now his role in the film is unknown, but check back for updates to come.
The story revolves around Santa’s daughter (Kendrick), presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. Bill Hader will play Kendrick’s brother. Veteran actress Shirley MacLaine will play Elf Polly who was Nicole’s nanny and helped raise her all of her life. Billy Eichner is also cast in unknown role.
The movie which has no relation to the Tim Allen trilogy of Santa Claus films is being written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Miss Congeniality). With Susanne Todd producing and Louie Provost overseeing the production. The film is expected to start production this fall. Disney is also developing Dashing Through The Snow starring Kevin Hart.
Nicole will hit theaters on November 8, 2019.