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Kristin Chenoweth joins Netflix rom-com 'Holidate'

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Kristin Chenoweth [Photo provided]
Kristin Chenoweth [Photo provided]

Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth is joining the cast of the Netflix romantic comedy "Holidate." 

The Emmy and Tony winner is among several actors added to the project, including Luke Bracey ("Hacksaw Ridge," "Point Break"), Jake Manley ("The Order," "Midway"), Jessica Capshaw ("Grey’s Anatomy"), Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor ("The Babysitter," "Meet The Blacks"), Frances Fisher ("Watchmen," "Titanic"), Manish Dayal ("The Hundred-Foot Journey," "The Resident") and Cynthy Wu ("Before I Fall"), according to Deadline

Emma Roberts ("We're the Millers," "American Horror Story") was previously announced to star in the rom-com. Emmy winner John Whitesell ("The Guiding Light," the 2012 Kevin Durant vehicle "Thunderstruck") is directing the film based on a screenplay by Tiffany Paulsen (Roberts' 2007 starrer "Nancy Drew"). 

"Holidate," which is being produced by Wonderland’s McG and Mary Viola, follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Bracey), both of whom hate the holidays. Their enduring single status leaves them vulnerable to meddling family members or awkward, clingy dates on every festive occasion. When they meet, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for every holiday celebration over the next year.

The Netflix project marks the fifth collaboration between Wonderland and the streaming giant, including "The Babysitter," "When We First Met" and the upcoming family action film "Rim Of The World," which was directed by McG.

As previously reported, Netflix's "Holidate" is not to be confused with “The Christmas Song,” the Hallmark Channel yuletide tale the ever-busy Chenoweth is starring in opposite Scott Wolf.

Chenoweth performed a home-state concert Tuesday night at the Civic Center Music Hall, with proceeds benefiting Allied Arts. To read my review, click here

-BAM

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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