Anna Kendrick is in talks with Disney to play a female Santa Claus in the upcoming movie “Nicole”.
From The Wrap:
Anna Kendrick is in negotiations to star in Disney’s Nicole, a tale of a female Santa Claus.
Marc Lawrence is attached to direct, while Suzanne Todd, who worked with the studio on Alice in Wonderland, is producing.
Lawrence also wrote the script, whose details are being kept on ice. The twist, however, is that it is a holiday family adventure that centers on the coming of a female Santa.
Disney has done well in the past with tales of old St. Nick, having a hit franchise with the Tim Allen–starring Santa Clause trilogy, which launched in 1994.
Sources say Nicole is not a musical, but Kendrick may end up indulging her musical side.
Source: The Wrap