Kurt Russell is Set to Play Santa Claus in a Netflix Christmas Movie


If you're a big fan of Kurt Russell, I think you're going to like the latest movie role that he just landed! Russell has been perfectly cast as Santa Claus is new Christmas movie that is being produced by Netflix. 

Russell is one of my favorite actors, and I love the thought of him taking on the role of Santa! He will be joining Judah Lewis in the film, who starred in Netflix’s fun horror-comedy film The Babysitter, along with Darby Camp of Big Little Lies.

Chris Columbus (Home Alone) is producing the Untitled movie and it's being directed by Clay Kaytis (Angy Birds). The movie is said to be a live-action film with a mix of CG elements. Here are the story details:

The story centers on two siblings (Lewis and Camp) who try to prove that Santa is real by catching him on camera. When they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash in Chicago, they have to help get Christmas back on track before it's ruined. 

That sounds like it could be fun, but I'm mostly just excited about seeing Kurt Russell in the role of jolly ol' Saint Nick. The script for the film was written by Matt Lieberman, who recently wrote the stop-motion The Addams Family movie that's currently in development. The script is based on an original idea that was hatched by David Guggenheim, who is the creator of the TV show Designated Survivor, and Lieberman.

Netflix will start production on the film in January and it will be released during the holiday season in 2018. 

Are you excited to see Kurt Russell play Santa!?

Source: THR