Disney is currently working on a holiday heist movie for Disney Channel and Disney+ titled “The Naughty Nine.” The project was announced by Disney earlier this year.
The movie is described as “Ocean’s 11” at the North Pole and follows fifth grader Andy, who has been a bit of a troublemaker this year. When Christmas morning rolls around and Andy gets stiffed by Santa, he realizes he’s on the “naughty list.” Feeling unfairly maligned, Andy pulls together a crack team of fellow “naughty listers” to execute an elaborate heist to get the presents he and the others feel they deserve. The determined ensemble includes Dulce, Andy’s best friend and archery expert; North Pole conspiracy theorist Lewis; daredevil “wheel woman” Ha-Yoon; animal whisperer Rose; master-of-disguise Jon Anthony; adorable charmer Albert; and Andy’s older sister, Laurel, a talented gymnast seeking to regain her confidence. Andy also enlists the help of Bruno, a disgruntled cargo pilot who claims to have witnessed Santa’s sleigh. However, in the process of finding their gifts, the gang begins to realize that Christmas is more about giving than taking.
“The Naughty Nine” stars Winslow Fegley, Camila Rodriguez, Anthony John Joo, Clara Stack, Imogen Cohen, Madilyn Kellam and Deric McCable.
According to DejaView, the holiday film wrapped filming last April however, the movie will not make its debut on Disney+ and Disney Channel until the holiday season of 2023.
The movie is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and directed by Alberto Belli. Executive producers are Suzanne Todd, Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas.
An exact 2023 release date has not been announced yet.