Get ready to see Kurt Russell as we’ve never seen him before when he takes on the role of jolly ol’ St. Nick in an upcoming Netflix holiday movie.
On Thursday, Netflix released a brand new trailer for “The Christmas Chronicles”, directed by Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”) and produced by Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter”).
The new movie “tells the story of sister and brother Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about,” reads the Netflix synopsis. “After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa — as you’ve never seen him before — and his loyal elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.”
“No one is better suited than Kurt Russell to bring our version of a rugged, charismatic and hilarious Santa Claus to life,” says Kaytis in the announcement. “From our first meeting, he completely threw himself into this iconic role — and grew an impressive beard in the process. It has been a dream come true to work with Kurt in creating what I believe will be the new definition of Santa Claus for generations to come.”
Adds Columbus: “Kurt is the definitive Santa Claus. Charismatic, tough when needed with a wicked sense of humour. We’re really excited for audiences to see his performance on screen and hope ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ becomes a timeless classic.”
In October, Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer and key art, including a selection of images from the film:
“The Christmas Chronicles” premieres on Nov. 22.