Variety – A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” with an all-star voice cast including Carey Mulligan, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Simon Russell Beale and Andy Serkis, is set for a Nov. 20 U.K. release across both cinemas and theaters.
This retelling of the classic Christmas tale follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy theater for their annual performance of “A Christmas Carol.” The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylized sets, with spoken narration.
The dance performances are led by former Royal Ballet first soloist and BalletBoyz founder Michael Nunn as Scrooge, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras.
With the British winter pantomime season — the financial mainstay of the theater scene — moribund due to continuing restrictions, producers Frith Street Films have taken the novel approach of releasing the film in cinemas and theaters in order to support both industries.
“A Christmas Carol” is directed by Jacqui Morris and David Morris (“Attacking The Devil,” “Nureyev”). […]