Anna Kendrick to star as “Nicole Claus”, Santa’s daughter, in new Christmas comedy from Disney.

Anna Kendrick is set to be the star of Disney’s new Christmas movie currently titled “Nicole”. Kendrick will play Santa Claus’ daughter, Nicole Claus. The plot follows Santa who is finally retiring. His son, who is supposed to take over, freaks out Christmas Eve and refuses to be Santa, forcing Nicole to take over and give everyone the best Christmas.

The new Santa film will be written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Miss Congeniality, The Rewrite, Music and Lyrics, and Two Weeks Notice).

Anna Kendrick is currently filming Pitch Perfect 3 which will come out late 2017/early 2018. The hard working actress had a busy year in 2016, starring in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, “The Accountant”, “The Hollars”, and “Trolls”. She also has a new comedy “Table 19” coming out later in the year.

Disney also announced a new Christmas comedy starring Kevin Hart as Santa Claus will be filming shortly called “Dashing Through the Snow”.

“Nicole” will begin shooting soon after Kendrick finishes Pitch Perfect 3, eyeing for a 2018 Christmas release from Disney.