Ricky Martin is bringing the jingle this holiday season…
The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar, who just earned a Latin Grammy nomination for Album of the Year, will star in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
The Grammy winner and actor is joining the ensemble of Netflix’s first original live-action musical film that already includes Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and newcomer Madalen Mills.
Written and directed by David E. Talbert, the film is set in the town of Cobbleton and follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker), whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Mills) and a long-forgotten invention to heal old wounds.
Martin is donning the motion capture suit to play Don Juan Diego, a devious 12-inch matador, in the film, which will launch globally on the streamer on November 13.
The film features original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé.
Martin was nominated for an Emmy for playing Antonio D’Amico in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. His latest single, “Pausa” was released this summer after being recorded at home during quarantine.