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NICOLE: Anna Kendrick In Running To Play Female Santa Claus

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Anna Kendrick Being Considered As Female Santa Claus For Nicole

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick is in the middle of negotiations to play a female Santa Claus in Walt Disney Studios‘ upcoming Nicole.

The news, which was broken by Variety, shows that Kendrick continues to command a considerable amount of star power in the eyes of studio executives. Rising to stardom after she turned in supporting roles in the popular Twilight series, Kendrick has been consistently busy since. Not only is she in the running for a lead role in a Disney production, but she is also set to start shooting scenes for Pitch Perfect 3 this year.

Nicole, which is only a working title, is set to be based on a script by Marc Lawrence, known for his work on the Miss Congeniality films. The movie is said to focus on the efforts of Santa’s daughter to follow in her father’s footsteps when he abruptly retires and no one else rises to the occasion.

Variety observes that the story comes in the wake of a very busy year for Kendrick:

The pic marks Lawrence’s first directing gig since the Hugh Grant pic “The Rewrite.”

Kendrick is coming off a busy 2016 which included the Warner Bros. pic “The Accountant,” the Fox comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, the Sundance pic “The Hollars” and the recently released wedding pic “Table 19.” She also voiced one of the leads in DreamWorks Animations’ “Trolls.”

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