General Hospital's Ricky Martin stirs up trouble in Netflix holiday musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Posted Monday, October 05, 2020 7:20:08 AM
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Holiday vibes are on the way with Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, an upcoming Netflix film that features General Hospital alum Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel Morez). But think lumps of coal rather than treats, because the singer is playing a devious matador named Don Juan Diego!

Netflix hopes to bring joy to the world with its upcoming holiday film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, a magical musical that stars General Hospital alum Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel Morez) alongside other big stars like Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, and Hugh Bonneville.

From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker), whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it's up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) and a long-forgotten invention to heal old wounds.

According to the Con Todo Twitter account (Netflix's social media community for all things Latinx), Martin will be adding a dash of miniature malevolence to the magical tale. Says the account, "The cast of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is stacked with so many faves, and now there's another icon in the mix: our boricua king @ricky_martin, playing devious matador Don Juan Diego."

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey features original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and "This Day" performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé. It is set to debut on Netflix on Friday, November 13.

Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.

Martin originally came to fame as part of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo before he later landed the role of GH's Miguel, which he played from 1994 to 1995. After leaving Port Charles, the singer became a successful solo musical artist with international hits like "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Shake Your Bon-Bon," and "She Bangs." In 2018, he married Jwan Yosef, with whom he shares four children.

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