Charles Shyer directed the romantic comedy film ‘The Noel Diary’ starring ‘The Young and the Restless star Justin Hartley. The plot is adapted from the American author’s ‘The Noel Diary.
Shyer previously directed Academy Award-nominated films such as ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, ‘Private Benjamin’, and ‘The Affair of the Necklace’.
The Noel Diary Plot
Any precise premise of the upcoming film has not yet been known, but the little that has been deciphered is that the film revolves around a man named Jake Turner and a lady named Rachel.
Jake Turner is a renowned author who returns to his mother’s estate at Christmas. There he finds a diary that holds unknown facts about his past and also a few young woman named Rachel who is on a journey of her own. But as their fates coincide, they embark on a journey together to discover an unexpected future.
Cast members of ‘The Noel Diary’:
American actor Justin Hartley will be seen portraying Jake Turner in the upcoming film. Hartley played Blaine Balbo in the comedy film ‘Senior Year’ which was released in mid-2022. His other film credits include ‘Red Canyon’, ‘Spring Breakdown’, ‘The Challenger’, ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’, ‘Little’, ‘Jexi’, ‘And the Exchange’.
Hartley portrayed Nicholas Foxworth Crane aka Fox on the NBC soap opera ‘Passions’ from 2002 to 2006. As DC superhero Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow he was cast in the superhero television series ‘Smallville’ from 2006 to 2011.
Then from 2012 to 2013, Hartley played the lead role of Will Collins in The CW’s medical drama series Emily Owens, MD’ and from 2013 to 2014 the recurring role of Patrick Osbourne in ‘Revenge’ whose plot was inspired by ‘The Count’. of Monte Cristo’ by Alexandre Dumas.
As Scott Trosman was cast in the mystery drama soap opera ‘Mistresses’ from 2014 to 2016. At the same time, Hartley also played the role in the Adam Newman CBS soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless. From 2016 to 2022 Hartley played Kevin Pearson in the NBC family drama ‘This Is Us.
The character of Rachel will be played by American actress and singer Barrett Doss in the upcoming film. Doss played Megan in the 2017 MCU television series ‘Iron Fist’.
Then in 2018, she was cast as Victoria Hughes in the ABC action drama ‘Station 19’ which is a spin-off of the popular ABC medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. Doss began starring as Hughes in the original series in 2019.
Bedelia is an American actress who has been active in her acting career since around the sixties. She made her film debut in the 1969 film ‘The Gypsy Moths’ in the role of Annie Burke.
Since then she has been taking part in a number of films including ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’, ‘Lovers and Other Strangers,’ ‘The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie’, ‘Between Friends’ , ‘The Big Fix’, ‘Heart Like a Wheel’, ‘Death of an Angel’, ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’, ‘The Prince of Pennsylvania’, ‘Fat Man and Little Boy’, ‘Die Hard 2’ , ‘Presumed Innocent’, ‘Needful Things’, ‘Sordid Life’, ‘A really Sordid Wedding’, ‘The smell of rain and lightning’ etc.
Richard Treat Williams-
American actor Treat Williams is another member of the film’s cast. He first gained recognition by starring in the 1979 anti-war musical comedy film ‘Hair’ in the lead role of George Berger for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for New Star of the Year in ‘Motion Picture.
His other film credits include ‘Prince of the City (as Daniel Ciello), ‘The Pursuit of DB Cooper’ (as DB Cooper), ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (as James Conway O’Donnell ‘, ‘Smooth Talk’) (as Arnold Friend), ‘Heart of Dixie’ (as Hoyt Cunningham), ‘Howl’ (as Mark Schorer), ‘127 Hours’ (as Larry Ralston), ‘Reaching for the Moon (as Robert Lowell), ’12 Mighty Orphans’ (as Amon Carter), etc.
Williams was cast as the main cast in the tv series ‘Eddie Dodd’, ‘Good Advice’, ‘Everwood’, ‘Heartland’, ‘Against the Wall’, ‘American Odyssey’, and ‘Chesapeake Shores’.
Another cast member of the upcoming film is the American actor William James Remar. His long career of over forty years includes the films The Warriors, ’48 Hrs.’, ‘The Cotton Club’, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, ‘Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon , ‘Pope: Hemingway’. in Cuba’, ‘Speed Kills’ etc.
Remer also worked in the tv series ‘Sex and the City’ from 2001 to 2004 and ‘Dexter’ from 2006 to 2013.
American actress Essence Atkins who is most recognized for her roles in the tv series is also a cast member of the series. She played leading roles in the series ‘Under One Roof’, ‘Malibu Shores’, ‘Smart Guy’, ‘Half & Half’, ‘Are We There Yet?’, ‘Mr. Box Office, ‘Marlon’, and ‘Ambition’.
‘The Noel Diary’ Release Date:
The film will release on November 24, 2022, on Netflix.