Now who’s best to deliver a powerful and inspirational religious sermon? How about that chap who recited Ezekiel 25:17 in “Pulp Fiction”? Yes, Fox are looking to Samuel L Jackson to add yet another film to his packed schedule and play the grandfather in the movie. Angela Basset – who has recently shared the Broadway stage with Jackson in “The Mountaintop” – is in talks to play the grandmother. Jennifer Hudson, meanwhile, is in talks to play the young boy’s mother, who hasn’t spoken to the grandfather since they fell out while she was pregnant.
While we can’t really get that excited about some wholesome, seasonal, family fluff, we can’t turn out nose up at that casting either. There’s no news yet on which young actor will play the film’s protagonist, but we wouldn’t be surprised if (with that adult cast on board) they opt for an unknown with a big set of pipes. Otherwise, Jackson’s role looks likely to be the flashiest. Combine that with the aforementioned dream sequences, and this will be the "Inception"-iest holiday tale ever.