THE first look at Netflix’s Christmas musical Jingle Jangle has left fans thrilled with its ‘magical’ all-black cast.
The streaming service is bringing a festive extravaganza to the screen this year with Forest Whitaker leading the cast.
NETFLIXNetflix fans are excited for its new Christmas movie, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey [/caption]
Forest, 59, plays kooky inventor Jeronicus Jangle, who takes his granddaughter Journey on a wonderful adventure full of Christmas spirit.
Sharing the first pictures on the Strong Black Lead Twitter account the caption read: “From legendary Playwright and Director, @DavidETalbert, comes this whimsical and inspiring new holiday movie that is pure magic AND has all your faves!!
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is coming this holiday season to Netflix!”
Playwright David E Talbert serves as writer and director, and recently told Entertainment Weekly why it was important to create a festive film with an all-black cast.
NETFLIXForest Whitaker plays kooky inventor Jeronicus Jangle, who takes his granddaughter Journey on a wonderful adventure full of Christmas spirit[/caption] NETFLIXFans were thrilled to see the elaborate costumes and all-black cast [/caption]
He said: “For me as a father of a little Black boy and an uncle of a little Black girl, it’s important for me to put images of wonder and magic that are universal out in the universe.
“Because if we never see it, then how do we know we can be it?”
He added the film is “something we’ve never seen. And when you watch it, you realise it’s something we should have seen.”
Fans are equally excited to see the film hit Netflix in November, with one writing on Twitter: “A Black period piece Christmas movie with some sci-fi elements…SIGN ME UP!”
NETFLIXThe film is written and directed by David E Talbert[/caption]
Another tweeted: “I love the costumes and aesthetic so much already! Can’t wait for it to come out!”
A third added: “What is this? WHAT IS THIS? A black magical Christmas!?!”
Meanwhile a fourth wrote: “This looks so good! Already wowed by costume and set design.”
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey premieres on Netflix on Friday November 13.
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