Maggie Smith, Zoe Colletti, Toby Jones, Michiel Huisman, Rune Temte, Henry Lawfull and Indica Watson are also set to star.
A Boy Called Christmas is based on the best-selling book by Matt Haig. The book was the first entry in a five-part series. Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing and penned the script with Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again).
The film will follow a boy named Nikolas who is born on Christmas Day. He sets out on a journey to find his father who is searching for the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Nikolas will be accompanied by a reindeer named Blitzen and a pet mouse on his journey through the snow-covered north.
Netflix is collaborating with Studiocanal on the film which is producing with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of Blueprint Pictures.
A Boy Called Christmas is the latest holiday film announced by Netflix for 2019 following A Christmas Prince 3 and The Knight Before Christmas which will star Vanessa Hudgens.
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