Bennett Miller, Tom Stoppard to adapt 'A Christmas Carol'
A Christmas Carol is headed to the big screen — again.
Director Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) are working on a new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novella, EW has confirmed. Set in 1843, the classic follows the ill-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge as he finds redemption on Christmas Eve through his encounters with the ghosts of the holiday’s past, present, and future.
The tale has been adapted several times on screens big and small, as well as for the stage. The most recent film high-profile adaptation, 2009’s A Christmas Carol, was an animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey using performance capture.
Miller and Stoppard’s project is being developed for Annapurna Pictures, with Megan Ellison, Scott Rudin, and Jennifer Fox serving as producers alongside Miller.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the news.
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