First it was Ghostbusters, then Ocean's Eleven - now Santa Claus is the latest character to get a female reboot. Anna Kendrick, best known for the Pitch Perfect franchise, has signed on for Nicole, a new Disney movie about a female Santa Claus. The movie comes from director and writer Mark Lawrence, best known for Hugh Grant comedies Music and Lyrics and Did Your Hear About the Morgans. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but the Hollywood Reporter says it will deal with "a holiday family adventure that centers on the coming of a female Santa". Santa Claus, the modern take on the myth of Saint Nicholas, has been popularised in many films before, including Fred Claus and Disney's The Santa Clause trilogy with Tim Allen.
Source: New Zealand Herald January 12, 2017 04:30 UTC