The project, which is currently going by the title NICOLE, tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter who must take over her father’s business after he chooses to retire and her brother is sidelined by cold feet prior to his first Christmas Eve flight.
Lawrence, writer of Miss Congeniality, has penned the script and would direct the project. Louie Provost is overseeing the project for Disney while Susanne Todd is producing.
The Santa Claus project is Lawrence’s first directing job since The Rewrite.
Some of Kendrick’s recent work includes Warner Brothers’ action flick The Accountant, Fox’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and a lead voice role in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.
Kendrick is set to start filming soon for Pitch Perfect 3, which is due to premier in theaters in December.
Kendrick is repped by CAA and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner.
Lawrence is repped by UTA.
Dave McNamee | Staff Writer