Ryan Reynolds will join forces with Will Ferrell for a musical reimagination of the holiday classic “The Christmas Carol”.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, no studio has been attached and details surrounding who Reynolds and Ferrell will play are being kept under wraps, but Sean Anders and John Morris (“Daddy’s Home”) have signed on to write and direct.
The flick will be based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel, about the Christmas-hating Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, but with a musical twist.
“The Christmas Carol” has been remade into a number of film adaptations over the years, including Bill Murray’s 1988 “Scrooged”, 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol and 2004’s “A Christmas Carol” starring Kelsey Grammer, Jason Alexander and Jane Krakowski.
Reynolds has had a busy year with an appearance in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”, Michael Bay’s Netflix action film “6 Underground”, Shawn Levy’s “Free Guy” and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, which will reunite him with Samuel L. Jackson in the sequel to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”.
Ferrell can currently be seen in Zach Galifiankis’ Netflix comedy “Between Two Ferns: The Movie”, before starring in the streamer’s upcoming film “Eurovision”, co-starring Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato.