Jingle Jangle: Who's in the Netflix festive film? What's it about? All you need to know

Christmas is coming to Netflix with their new original tale - we find out more.

By Katie Archer Published: 17 July 2019 - 9.55am
Forest Whitaker

Jingle bells are ringing at Netflix, where another Christmas film is in production ahead of the holiday season.

The star-studded Jingle Jangle is set to be a highlight on the streaming service – here’s all you need to know about it.

When is Jingle Jangle on Netflix?

As yet, no exact streaming date has been announced for the film, but we’re expecting to see it on Netflix next year.

What is it about?

Netflix is building up a solid offering of Christmas features, and the film Jingle Jangle looks set to be one of its seasonal highlights next year.

The story follows an eccentric toymaker and his adventurous granddaughter on a huge adventure.

A magical new invention has the power to change their lives forever, but there are sure to be plenty of twists along the way before they get their Christmas miracle.

On set of Netflix film Jingle Jangle

Who stars in it?

It’s a cast strong enough to sell any box office smash at Christmas – Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler) stars.

He’ll be joined by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College), Phylicia Rashad (Dreamgirls, Power), Anika Noni Rose (The Cosby Show, Empire), and newcomer Madalen Mills.

Where was it filmed?

Although Jingle Jangle is an American film, some scenes have been shot much closer to home - the movie is currently in production and cast and crew have been spotted in the historic streets of Norwich.

And while the filmmakers visited Norwich at the height of summer in 2019, the city's Elm Hill area was given a festive look, with fake snow covering the roads and buildings.

Elm Hill was originally built in medieval times, but much of it was destroyed by a fire in 1507 so many of the buildings now date from the Tudor period.

Jingle Jangle comes to Netflix next year.