We know it's only July, but we're already excited for the holidays…most notably because Downton Abbey leading man Hugh Bonneville (aka Lord Grantham) will star in a new holiday musical movie on Netflix…and it sounds more magnificent than even Mrs. Patmore's famous plum pudding.
According to Deadline, Bonneville has signed on to the film, titled Jingle, Jangle, and joins the all-star cast of Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key (The Lion King) and Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun), among others.
The live-action musical is about a toymaker, his granddaughter and a magical invention (Pinocchio? Is that you?). John Legend's production company, Get Lifted Co., is co-producing, so you know that musical score is going to be glorious.
Sadly, though the movie is billed as a holiday family film, it won't be out 'til 2020. However, we don't have to wait very long to see Bonneville on the big screen, since he'll be reprising his Masterpiece TV series role of Robert Crawley for the Downton Abbey movie out this September.