You know the story: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future haunt a grumpy Scrooge until he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. Variations on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol are a dime a dozen during the holiday season. But what if a Scrooge’s rough exterior proved a little tougher to crack? Enter the new holiday musical comedy, Spirited.
The upcoming feature stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. Here’s the synopsis from Apple TV:
Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale.
Watch the trailer below for your first look at Spirited.
Spirited comes from writers Sean Anders and John Morris. Anders also directs the film. Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) composed the film’s original songs. The musical numbers are choreographed by Chloe Arnold.
In addition to Ferrell and Reynolds, the film stars Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, Patrick Page, Joe Tippett, Marlow Barkley, and Jen Tullock.
Spirited will premiere in theaters November 11, and on Apple TV+ November 18.