Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville To Star in Netflix Live-Action Holiday Musical
Oh, this is going to be good y’all!
A very familiar face has joined the cast of Netflix’s first live-action original musical, Jingle Jangle.
Downton Abbey fans will be thrilled to learn that Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham) is set to star alongside Forest Whitaker in the streaming service’s holiday film about a toymaker and a magical invention, Deadline reports. The cast also includes Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun), Tony-winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change), and newcomer Madalen Mills.
Per Deadline, the ground-breaking holiday event is set in a “cobblestone world come to life, with an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention, that if they can get it working in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever.”
The Earl of Grantham hasn’t had a problem keeping busy since Downton Abbey went off the air in 2015. Bonneville, who is starring in the forthcoming Downton Abbey feature film, also appeared in Paddington 2.
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Jingle Jangle will be released in 2020. You better believe we’ll be tuning in.