By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
As spooky season comes to a close, it’s time to kick off the holidays with Palisadian Bill Hader’s upcoming Christmas comedy “Noelle,” premiering November 12.
The family-friendly picture will debut on Disney Plus—the network’s brand new streaming service, as part of its opening day U.S. lineup.
The movie stars Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect”) and Marquez Knolls resident Bill Hader who recently won an Emmy for Best Lead Actor for “Barry.” The supporting cast includes notables Bill Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine.
It’s written and directed by Marc Lawrence (“Miss Congeniality” and “Two Weeks Notice”) and produced by Suzanne Todd (“Alice in Wonderland”).
This fun, G-rated Christmas comedy focuses on Santa’s daughter, Noelle (Kendrick), who is full of Christmas spirit and dreams of having an “important” job, like her brother “Nick” (Hader) who’s poised to take over the family business when Santa Claus retires.
Things take a turn when Nick gets cold feet and disappears. Suddenly, Noelle is on an adventure to track him down in time to save Christmas.
“Disney has said it will have about 300 movie titles on the new subscription platform at launch, growing more than 500 in the first year, a lineup fortified by recent theatrical titles,” according to Deadline. On the TV side, it will have about 7,500 episodes, including new series.
Memberships for the streaming subscription service owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International division of the Walt Disney Company will run at $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually.