The feature film ‘Spirited – A Christmas Carol’ premieres this Friday, November 18, on Apple TV+. Directed by Sean Anders (‘Suddenly a Family’), the production is a musical retelling of ‘The Christmas Carol’, by Charles Dickens, starring Will Ferrell (‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Saga of Sigrit and Lars’, ‘Zoolander’), Ryan Reynolds (‘Deadpool’, ‘The Adam Project’, ‘Red Alert’), Octavia Spencer (‘Cross Stories’, ‘Hidden Stars’, ‘Ma’) and Sunita Mani (‘All in Everywhere At Once’, ‘Glow’).
For the first time, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is told from the perspective of the spirits in this fun and different musical. Every Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects an evil soul to be revived with the visit of three spirits. But this year, he picked the wrong ‘Scrooge’. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his visitor from beyond and causes the Ghost of Christmas Present to question and reexamine his own past, present and future.
‘Spirited: A Christmas Carol’ features a screenplay by Anders and John Morris, original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (‘La La Land’) and choreography by Chloe Arnold (‘The Late Late Show with James Corden ‘).