Will Ferrell And Ryan Reynolds Are Remaking This Classic Christmas Movie

This should be funny.


The beloved classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol, is getting an updated version. This time around, the film will star Ryan Reynolds and Will Farrell, and it will be a "musical reimagining" of the story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Update: The new movie could be headed to Apple TV+, according to a new report. Final negotiations are now underway and we'll report back with any official word.]

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.

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