- 11 Oct 18
The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell is a new Christmas adventure from producer Chris Columbus, who made Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and director Clay Kaytis, famed for The Angry Birds Movie.
It tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.
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.
The 67-year-old actor Kurt Russell, who is married to Goldie Hawn, started off his career making Walt Disney movies as a young teenager and went on to appear in the likes of Escape From New York and The Thing. In more recent times, he starred in The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fate of the Furious.
Director Clay Kaytis reckons Kurt Russell is the perfect Santa Claus. "No one is better suited than Kurt Russell to bring our version of a rugged, charismatic, and hilarious Santa Claus to life," says Clay.
"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."
Producer Chris Columbus agrees that “Kurt Russell is the definitive Santa Claus", adding: Charismatic, tough when needed with a wicked sense of humour. We’re really excited for audiences to see his performance onscreen and hope The Christmas Chronicles becomes a timeless classic.”
Here's the trailer for The Christmas Chronicles, which will launch globally on Netflix 22 November