Bleecker Street has released its first trailer for the upcoming Charles Dickens biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on Les Standiford's book The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) from a script by Susan Coyne, the film stars Dan Stevens "as a young Dickens, Christopher Plummer as the cold-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge, and Jonathan Pryce as Dickens' father," Deadline reported.
"The Man Who Invented Christmas is a magical realist story based on some truth about the period of time that Charles Dickens spent in the run up to publishing A Christmas Carol," Stevens told Entertainment Weekly. "I just thought it was a really fresh take on that whole world. Particularly in England, Dickens is placed on a pedestal. But the guy was, at turns, quite playful and childish, and, at turns, quite dark and not a very pleasant man." The movie opens November 22.