Exclusive: Ricky Martin has been cast Jingle Jungle: A Christmas Journey, Grammy winner and actor, joined Netflix’s first original live-action musical film, which already includes Keegan-Michael Key, Philcia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and debutant Madeleine Mills.
David E. Written and directed by Tbert Lbert, the film is set in the city of Cobleton and follows the legendary toy maker Jeronicus Jungle (Whitaker), whose fictional discovery was bizarre and bizarre. But when her trusted apprentice (key) steals her most precious creation, it is her equally brilliant and inventive granddaughter (Mills) and a long-forgotten quest to heal old wounds.
A fraudulent 12-inch matador named Martin de Don Na Juan Diego is giving a motion capture costume to play in the film, which will launch globally on Streamer on November 13th.
The film features original songs from “This Day” performed by John Legend, Philip Larens, Davy Nathan and This Sher and Kiana Lede. Legend and Mike Jackson’s Get Lifted Film is co-producing with 260 Degree Entertainment’s Talbert, Golden Girl Inc.’s Lynn Sison-Telbert, Burr! Productions Christine Burr and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ David McCulvin. Get Lifted’s Tie Stychlorious Makes with Executive Vicky de Rock.
Martin was nominated for an Emmy for playing Antonio D’Amico in FX Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Her latest single, “Pausa” was released this summer after being recorded at home during quarantine.
He has been re-positioned by the CAA.