Farrelly Brothers and Jack Black reunite after 20 years for Paramount Christmas comedy 'Dear Santa'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Paramount's upcoming Christmas comedy 'Dear Santa' will mark a special reunion - one that's happening after a gap of 20 years. The movie is set to be directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly ('Dumb and Dumber') and reunites the duo with Jack Black. It is also produced by the brothers, along with Jeremy Kramer.
Apart from Jack Black ('Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'), 'Dear Santa' is set to star Robert Timothy Smith ('Mythic Quest'), with a supporting cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key ('Keanu'), Brianne Howey ('Ginny & Georgia'), Hayes MacArthur ('Merry Happy Whatever'), PJ Byrne ('The Wolf of Wall Street'), newcomer Jaden Carson Baker, Kai Cech, and Austin Post.
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Jack Black in 'Dear Santa'
The upcoming movie will star Jack Black, according to Deadline. 'Dear Santa' is scripted by the Farrelly brothers and Ricky Blitt, with the original idea from Dan Ewen.
A few days ago, Jack Black teased his involvement with the movie by posting a couple of cryptic pictures of himself standing behind cutouts of a penguin and a reindeer, fully adorned with fairy lights and with Christmas decorations around him. The post pointed to the possibility of a Christmas movie.
Jack Black confirmed his presence in the movie in an Instagram post. He expressed his excitement at the reunion writing, "So stoked to be making this movie with my old pals the Farrelly Bros. Laughed my ass off when I read the script. I think I was born to play this role? See you round Christmas time! 😈"
What is 'Dear Santa' about?
Sending letters to Santa is a cherished Christmas tradition, but what if an unexpected mixup occurs? This forms the crux of the Jack Black-starrer. 'Dear Santa' is set to follow the story of a boy who, while writing his yearly note to Santa, mixes up the letters and sends them to Satan instead.
Jack Black worked with Peter and Bobby Farrelly in the hit 2001 movie 'Shallow Hal'. The movie starred Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow and told the story of a shallow man who gets hypnotized into seeing a person for their inner beauty. With several heartfelt moments and humor spread throughout, 'Shallow Hal' was a box-office success.
The return of the hit combo has raised expectations sky-high. However, we have to wait for further updates to know more.
Bobby Farrelly's latest movie 'Champions' is currently running in theaters. Meanwhile, Jack Black will soon be seen as Bowser in 'The Super Mario Bros Movie', which is to be released in theaters on April 5, 2023.