Dan Stevens is Dickens in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Trailer
"I'm the author here!" Bleecker Street Media recently released the first official trailer for a holiday drama titled The Man Who Invented Christmas, about the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of the character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens stars as Dickens, and Christopher Plummer plays Scrooge, in this tale that mixes reality and imagination to tell us the story of how Dickens created this characters that would "forever change the holiday season into the celebration we know today." The full cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, and Justin Edwards. This reminds me of the other film Goodbye Christopher Robin, about an author and his creation, but this one seems much more dark and fantastical. Have a look.
Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Bharat Nalluri's The Man Who Invented Christmas, on YouTube:
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. The Man Who Invented Christmas is directed by veteran Indian filmmaker Bharat Nalluri, director of the films Downtime, Killing Time, The Crow: Salvation, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and Spooks: The Movie previously; as well as lots of TV work. The screenplay is written by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford. Bleecker Street Media will release Bharat Nalluri's The Man Who Invented Christmas in theaters everywhere starting November 22nd later this fall. Who's interested in seeing this?
Interesting approach... I like it!
Rafał Szkaradek on Sep 9, 2017
Looks like a first class production with a first class cast. With all that class there is hope for a new classic. The spirit is there, let's see if it's fulfilled.
Robert Palmar on Sep 9, 2017
Yeah, the concept of entertainment is off the loose and that boring Christmas will be again around us full of magic ...
shiboleth on Sep 9, 2017
Looks okay. I might see it if I had a family and couldn't see any other movies.
DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2017
Cinematography looks gorgeous. And you can't refuse to watch a movie starring Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce and Dan Stevens.
tarek on Sep 9, 2017
This looks good.
aldadebater on Sep 11, 2017
It was released on 626 screens on opening weekend. That's fairly wide, but not every city of course. Definitely not limited. If we have to lean one way, better list it as wide. As always, check your local listings. Everything is up to the theaters in your city not us.
Alex Billington on Dec 5, 2017
Interesting. I guess I misunderstood what wide release meant. I thought that meant it released in every city.
Jennifer M. on Dec 5, 2017
Yes, that is an official wide release. But there's two choices when labeling - wide or limited. Limited is usually 1, or 2, or 10 or maybe 50 screens. Wide release is usually 1,000 - 3,000 screens. So, as I said, if something is in the middle, we usually lean towards listing it as "wide" because 626 screens is a lot of screens, and definitely not "limited" like something that only opens in 2 screens in NY and LA. That's my point.
Alex Billington on Dec 6, 2017
Ahh cool! Learn something new every day.
Jennifer M. on Dec 6, 2017
Out of curiosity, any idea how many screens there are total? Like is that 626 out of 1000 or out of 10000?
Jennifer M. on Dec 5, 2017
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