Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds are making a new version of the classic Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol. Ferrell and Reynolds will star in the movie, which is to be a “musical reimagining” of the iconic story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Daddy’s Home veterans Sean Anders and John Morris are writing and directing the untitled movie. There is no word yet on the characters Ferrell and Reynolds will play, but presumably one of them will play Ebenezer Scrooge.
THR states that the film is being pitched around Hollywood right now. “Multiple studios” are said to be in the bidding process, but none were named in the report.
The classic story sees the miserly Scrooge visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to help Scrooge finally see the light and change his ways. Given Ferrell and Reynolds are known for subverting norms, you can bet the new movie will deviate in some silly ways.
This will be just the latest adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray starred in 1988’s Scrooged, which offered a silly take on the story; Jim Carrey voiced Scrooge in the 2009 animated film A Christmas Carol from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. Kelsey Grammer, meanwhile, starred as Scrooge in the Hallmark TV movie A Christmas Carol in 2004.
It sounds like it’s still relatively early days for the new Christmas Carol movie with Ferrell and Reynolds, so there are no hard details on the script yet or other cast. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
Source: Game Spot Mashup