Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell are teaming up for yet another filmed adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” this time a musical take on the classic story, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Reynolds and Ferrell will star in the film from the team behind “Daddy’s Home” and “Instant Family,” director John Morris and writer Sean Anders. However, there’s no word on which roles Reynolds and Ferrell are expected to play.
Currently the new “Christmas Carol” is a package with the two stars that is being shopped and does not yet have a studio attached.
The project is a joint production of Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions, Reynolds’ Maximum Effort and Mosiac. Anders and Morris are also producing.
There have already been countless adaptations of “A Christmas Carol” about the greedy miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his spiritual journey toward celebrating the holiday season along with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Most recently in 2018 was a BBC Films stage-to-film adaptation of a one-man show by actor Simon Callow. Scrooge has also been played by Jim Carrey in Robert Zemeckis’ animated performance-capture film from 2009 and by Bill Murray in “Scrooged,” not to mention a take by the Muppets in “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
Ferrell can be seen in the just released “Between Two Ferns” movie on Netflix. He’s next starring a remake of “Force Majeure” called “Downhill” and in a satirical send-up of the international song competition “Eurovision.” He’s represented by UTA.
Reynolds starred in “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” this year and appeared in “Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw” and will be seen in Michael Bay’s “6 Underground,” “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” and “Free Guy.” He’s represented by WME.
THR first reported the news of the new take on “A Christmas Carol.”