This holiday, Teyonah Parris, Lil Rel Howery and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges come together for a Black led holiday film, Dashing Through the Snow, about a man who lost his faith in Christmas. The film is about a social worker, Eddie Garrick (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who no longer believes in Christmas due to a traumatic experience, but through his family and an unexpected encounter with a man in a Santa suit (Lil Rel Howery), rediscovers the magic of the holiday season.
It sounds like the kind of heart-warming holiday story audiences have loved for years, but one of the rare instances where the film is led by am incredibly talented Black cast and helmed by a Black director in Tim Story. Teyonah Parris, who is also starring in The Marvels by Marvel Studios, is set to dominate this upcoming Christmas season. Lil Rel Howery seems to be fully entrenched in the Disney family, as he recently starred in the 20th Century Studios sequel Vacation Friends 2 on Hulu. And rounding out the main cast is Ludacris, who has been a stalwart in the Fast and the Furious franchise. This film seems like an interesting departure from most of his past roles, and it should be fun to see the legendary rap artist as the good-hearted family man who needs to be saved by the magic of Christmas.
Check out first look images and additional details below.
Dashing Through the Snow premieres November 17th on Disney+.
“DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW” STARRING LIL REL HOWERY, CHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGES, AND TEYONAH PARRIS TO DEBUT NOVEMBER 17, 2023, EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+
BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2023) – The original family holiday comedy “Dashing Through the Snow,” starring Lil Rel Howery, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Teyonah Parris, will debut November 17, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. “Dashing Through the Snow” is a hilarious and touching story about a social worker for the Atlanta police department and the Christmas Eve journey with his estranged daughter that helps him to remember the joy and magic of the yuletide season.
Eddie Garrick (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) is a good-hearted man who has turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience. At the request of his wife Allison Garrick (Teyonah Parris), from whom he is separated, Eddie takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte (Madison Skye Validum) to work with him on Christmas Eve, where they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick (Lil Rel Howery). Eddie, who is a social worker, thinks the man is delusional and needs professional help, but when he evokes the wrath of a local politician (Oscar Nuñez), he and his daughter are taken on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas. “Dashing Through the Snow,” which is directed by Tim Story and written by Scott Rosenberg, is produced by John Jacobs and Will Packer, with Tim Story, Johanna Byer, Ross Fanger, and Zac Unterman, serving as executive producers. The film also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ravi V. Patel, Gina Brillon, Kevin Connolly, and Zulay Henao.
“Dashing Through the Snow” will stream November 17, 2023, exclusively on Disney+.
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