Jingle Jangle (film)

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Jingle Jangle
Directed byDavid E. Talbert
Produced by
Written byDavid E. Talbert
CinematographyRemi Adefarasin
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States

Jingle Jangle is a upcoming American Christmas musical film written and directed by David E. Talbert. The film stars Forest Whitaker and Madalen Mills. The film will be released on Netflix in 2020.[1]


A toymaker and his granddaughter construct a magical invention which, if they can get it to work in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever.



On December 7, 2017, Netflix bought a pitch from David E. Talbert entitled Jingle Jangle, with Talbert signed on to write and direct the Christmas musical.[2] On September 17, 2018, it was announced that John Legend and Mike Jackson signed on as producers alongside David E. Talbert, and Lyn Sisson-Talbert for Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Ty Stiklorius will executive produce.[1] In October 2018, Forest Whitaker joined the cast of the film.[3] In April 2019, Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Madalen Mills joined the cast.[4] In July 2019, Hugh Bonneville joined the cast.[5]

Principal photography took place in Norwich in June 2019.[6]


  1. ^ a b "'Jesus Christ Superstar's John Legend & Mike Jackson To Produce David E. Talbert Netflix Holiday Film 'Jingle Jangle'". Deadline. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 6, 2017). "Netflix Buys 'Jingle Jangle' Pitch From 'Almost Christmas' Filmmaker David E. Talbert". Deadline. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 30, 2018). "Forest Whitaker To Star In David E. Talbert's Netflix Holiday Family Musical 'Jingle Jangle'". Deadline. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 11, 2019). "Netflix 'Jingle Jangle' Musical Adds Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose & Madalen Mills". Deadline. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  5. ^ ‘Jingle Jangle’: ‘Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville To Star In David E. Talbert’s Netflix Holiday Family Musical
  6. ^ Lawes, Ruth (June 10, 2019). "Netflix film Jingle Jangle leaves Norwich street 'cleaner than ever before'". Norwick Evening News. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

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