Kurt Russell, 1980s hot guy turned legendary Hollywood actor, has been spotted around Toronto lately rocking a long white beard and sometimes a red velour twinset.
The Tombstone, Hateful Eight and Escape From New York star is reportedly in town to film a Netflix original Christmas movie produced by Chris Columbus – the guy behind Home Alone.
Russell plays Santa Claus, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will be joined by two children (plus a bunch of live-action CGI stuff) as the movie’s main character.
— Imad DeirAtany (@imaddeiratany) January 23, 2018
No official name has been released for the feature film yet, but we do know that it’s set to hit Netflix around the 2018 holiday season. The project is tentatively titled “12/24” and started filming locally in mid January.
Kurt Russell is standing outside of my house btw
— Nikki Sin (@TheNikkiSin) February 26, 2018
Russell is no stranger to the city. Being a very famous film actor, he’s often around for TIFF, and he and his longtime love, actress Goldie Hawn, are also said to have a cottage in Muskoka.
Still, it’s not every day that a Hollywood star pops up outside your house – and certainly not dressed like Santa Claus, two months after Christmas.
Good luck tracking this production down, Kurt Russell stans of Toronto.