Goldie Hawn Joins Kurt Russell For Christmas Chronicles 2
In 2018 Kurt Russell starred in Netflix's surprise hit movie Christmas Chronicles, in which he played a wise-cracking Santa who couldn't get his head around why everyone expected his figure to be so much more spherical.
Now Russell's back for a sequel, and this time around he's brought his real-life partner of 35 years, Goldie Hawn, along with him to play Mrs.Claus in a fun-filled romp directed by Chris Columbus - best known as the man behind Mrs Doubtfire, Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter films.
Speaking to People, Columbus said that it was a treat to work with the two stars, and that the pair of them brought 'a lot of laughter' to the set.
He said: "There's a tremendous amount of respect there and a tremendous amount of love and trust, partially because they've been together for so long. They just get along beautifully.
"There's a lot of laughter and it's just a really, really fun set."
Hawn made a brief cameo at the very end of the first film, so her inclusion in the sequel seems like an obvious shoo-in. And when you have someone with 35 years' worth of chemistry with the leading man, you'd be daft not to take advantage.
But Hawn isn't the only member of the Russell clan to make an appearance in the original film either.
The couple's son Oliver Hudson played the late father to the film's two child stars - Teddy (played by Judah Lewis) and Kate (Big Little Lies' Darby Camp), joined by Russell's Santa Claus as he tries to save the spirit of Christmas with two kids mourning the loss of their father.
Elsewhere in the interview, the director refused to confirm whether any more members of the Russell/Hawn family would be making an appearance in the film but refused to rule out the possibility, slyly teasing: "You never know."
Guess that means we'll be keeping our eyes out for a Wyatt Russell cameo then.
Also returning are Darby Camp as Kate, Kimberly Williams Paisley as Claire and Judah Lewis as Teddy. New additions to the cast include Julian Dennison as Belsnickel, and Jahzir Bruno as Jack. Columbus will direct and produce, alongside Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan. The script is written by Matt Lieberman and Columbus.
The Christmas Chronicles 2 will be released on Netflix around the holidays on 2020.
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