Noelle: Disney’s Female Santa Claus Movie with Anna Kendrick Starts Filming

Disney’s female Santa Claus movie, tentatively titled Noelle/Nicole with Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick starts filming in Vancouver and area this week.

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Anna Kendrick on the set of Nicole - photo shared via her Instagram
Image via Instagram / @annakendrick47

Noelle (aka Nicole, Waterfall, Untitled Disney Santa Claus Film) (Feature)

After just wrapping up production of A Simple Favor in the Toronto area earlier this month, Anna Kendrick is in Vancouver for a Disney feature film, tentatively titled Noelle aka Nicole.

The script was written by Marc Lawrence who will also serve as the director. Marc is best known for writing the Miss Congeniality movies. Noelle is being dubbed a “female Santa Claus” movie. The story is centred around Santa’s daughter, Nicole/Noelle Claus (Anna Kendrick). Noelle finds herself having to take over the “reins” after her father retires and her brother, the rightful heir to the suit, decides to bail before the big day.

Here’s a roundup of the cast of Noelle thanks in part to the film’s IMDb page:

Actor Role You may know them from
Anna Kendrick Nicole/Noelle Claus Twilight, Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods
Billy Eichner Parks and Recreation, Difficult People, American Horror Story (Cult)
Bill Hader Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live, Superbad
Shirley MacLaine Elf Polly The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, Being There
Julie Hagerty Airplane!, She’s the Man, Trial & Error
Kingsley Ben-Adir Jake Hapman King Arthur: Legends of the Sword, Vera, Trespass Against Us
Kayden Magnuson Carmen Power Rangers, Chesapeake Shores, The Whispers
Maceo Smedley Underground
Viola Abley Tonya

Anna Kendrick is, of course, no stranger to filming in Vancouver. She was in the area off and on for the better part of five years while filming the Twilight movie series. During that time, she also filmed 50/50, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, in the area.

Noelle will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until January 19th and is expected to premiere in 2019; likely in time for the holidays.

Anna Kendrick shared a behind the scenes picture from the set of the movie while filming in the 300 Block of Abbott Street in Gastown:

It begins….. N O E L L E 🎥🎄

A post shared by Anna Kendrick (@annakendrick47) on

Also Starting This Week

Extreme Love (TV Movie)
Filming until November 17th

For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.

Wrapping Up This Week

  • Heaven (TV Movie) wraps up November 27th
  • You Me Her – Season 3 (TV Series) with Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia wraps up October 29th

If you see any of these productions, including Noelle filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.