Spirited is a 2022 American Christmas musical comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written and produced by Anders and John Morris.
The film, which stars Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, and Patrick Page, is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens‘ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol.
What is Spirited About?
Spirited is a Christmas musical film that is described as “a modern musical rendition of Charles Dickens’ class holiday story, A Christmas Carol.”
The official synopsis released by Apple reads:
“On Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) chooses one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits.” But this season, he chose the wrong Scrooge.
Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host, forcing Present to rethink his own past, present, and future.
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This hilarious musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts for the first time. This modern retelling is directed by Sean Anders (“Daddy’s Home,” “Instant Family”) and written by Sean Anders and John Morris, with original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and production numbers choreographed by Chloe Arnold (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”).
When Will Spirited Be Released?
Spirited hits theatres on November 11, 2022, and Apple TV+ on November 18, 2022.
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Who’s in the Cast and Crew of Spirited?
In Spirited, Ryan Reynolds will play Clint Briggs, the story’s “Scrooge.” Reynolds is best known for playing the titular character in the Marvel films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2. (2018). He will also reprise his role in a third film, which will star Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Prior to Deadpool, Reynolds appeared in action films such as Blade: Trinity (2004) and Green Lantern (2011), as well as romantic comedies such as Definitely, Maybe (2008) and The Proposal (2009).
Reynolds has received numerous nominations and awards for his work, including Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Golden Globe nominations, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Who is Behind Spirited?
Sean Anders directed the film, which he also co-wrote with John Morris. Anders and Morris are best known for their collaborations, which include Sex Drive (2008), That’s My Boy (2012), We’re the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and Instant Family (2015). Spirited is also produced by David Koplan, who previously collaborated with Anders and Morris on Daddy’s Home.
Is There a Trailer for Spirited?
On October 12, 2022, Apple released the first official teaser trailer for Spirited, giving audiences their long-awaited first real good look at the Christmas musical comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.
We also get a sneak peek at one of the film’s original songs, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are best known for their work on the family musical comedy film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
Pasek and Paul have also composed music for films such as La La Land and The Greatest Showman. The trailer concludes with Will Ferrell’s Ghost of Christmas Present struggling to remember Tiny Tim’s name.