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We must have been good this year, because Vanessa Hudgens is adding to her holiday movie commitments. According to Deadline, the star will executive produce and star in a Netflix original movie titled The Knight Before Christmas. Hudgens’ producer credit on the film marks a first for the star. No release date is set yet.
The Knight Before Christmas is a love story that involves a time-traveling English knight from the past who unexpectedly finds his way to the present, and of course, falls in love. Deadline reports that the knight’s paramour will be “a caring high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love.” Could that be the role Hudgens is playing? It hasn’t been confirmed yet, so we’ll have to see.
Josh Whitehouse, who will appear the upcoming HBO Game of Thrones prequel, will star alongside Hudgens, with filming set to begin this coming April in Ontario, Canada. “Woop woop! It’s out!” wrote Whitehouse on Instagram when he announced the news. “I hereby pledge to be a true knight.”
Before starring in Polar, Hudgens played the dual role of Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro, and Stacy DeNovo in 2018’s The Princess Switch, an endearing Netflix original Christmas movie in which her two characters meet, realize they’re identical, and plot an identity switch. Romantic hijinks ensue; a prince is involved. If Hudgens is going to make a habit of falling in love with English nobility every time Yuletide hits, we’re all for it. And if people go wild for this holiday romance, she can make a sequel and call it The Knight After Christmas. You’re welcome!