Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Forest Whitaker (Black Panther, Empire) will star in writer/director David E. Talbert’s family holiday musical, Jingle Jangle. Jingle Jangle is scheduled to start shooting in 2019 and will be released by Netflix in 2020.
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.
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.
This fall, Forest Whitaker will star in and produce Godfather of Harlem, about the infamous crime boss, Bumpy Johnson, which will air on EPIX in 2019.
The producers of Jingle Jangle are Mike Jackson, John Legend, David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, and David McIlvain. Ty Stiklorius executive produces.