'Holiday Rush': Netflix Sets New Holiday Film With A Black-Led Cast [Exclusive]

March 25th 2019

Netflix has set a new upcoming holiday film, which will be helmed by director Leslie Small. Shadow and Act can exclusively report that the film, titled Holiday Rush, stars Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love, Tamala Jones, Deon Cole, LaLa Anthony, Roscoe Orman and Amarr M. Wooten.

Here's the description: Single dad and radio DJ Rashon "Rush" Williams loses his job right as his four entitled kids share their pricey Christmas lists. To keep Rush on the air in New York, his producer and aunt plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children when they all learn that true joy comes from who you have, not what you have.

Sean Dwyer and Greg Cope White wrote the film. Dwyer produces with Elizabeth Cullen and Julie DiCataldo, while White is a co-producer. Holiday Rush is from Poke Prod.

Principal photography is set to begin this month in Queens and Brooklyn. Small, mostly known for directing comedy specials, recently wrapped production on the films Undercover Brother 2 and #Twominutesoffame. 

 

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Photos courtesy of Netflix 

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