Netflix has announced a release date for Mowgli and it’s sooner than expected.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – the latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – will hit the streaming service on December 7th. Directed by Andy Serkis, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle was originally slated for a big screen release before it was picked up by Netflix for an unspecified release date in 2019. Netflix has now brought forward the release date so the movie drops in time for Christmas.

Here’s the synopsis:

“Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.”

Here’s the trailer…