Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell star in Spirited, a modern re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.
The film tells the tale from the perspective of the ghosts of Christmas with Ferrell playing the Ghost of Christmas Present. He chooses the wrong Scrooge in Reynolds’ Clint Briggs and chaos ensues as Present and the other ghosts begin to question their purpose and existence.
A Christmas Carol follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited, miserly old man who hates Christmas. One fateful Christmas Eve, he is taken on a journey where he meets the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. These supernatural encounters show him the error of his ways and the old man has a change of heart, becoming more generous and compassionate as he learns to live out the true meaning of Christmas.
The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Ali Asghar Shah, Sunita Mani, Patrick Page, Loren G. Woods, Aimee Carrero, Tracy Morgan, Joe Tippett, Andrea Anders, Marlow Barkley, Jen Tullock, P.J. Byrne, Rose Byrne, and Gavin Maddox Bergman.
Spirited was directed by Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home, Instant Family), written by Sean Anders and John Morris, with original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and production numbers choreographed by Chloe Arnold (The Late Late Show with James Corden).
Spirited will stream on Apple TV+ on November 18, 2022.
Watch the trailer below: