'A Christmas Carol': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about FX's adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale
Writer Steven Knight takes an eerie stab at this adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol', a ghost story by Charles Dickens, debuting on Fox network this December.
'A Christmas Carol', a favorite among the millennials, narrates the importance of morals while bringing in the suspense of the ghosts from Christmas' past. FOX released a new trailer giving fans a glimpse into the grisly details of the upcoming eerie holiday story which is an adaption from Charles Dickens' ghost story led by main character Ebenezer Scrooge., While most know this iconic story, this adaptation is far from a happy ending expected in most holiday movies; fans are instead taken on the dark side of a snowy holiday!
The three-part special is set to air on December 19, 2019 on FX.
For those unaware of the classic tale, 'A Christmas Carol' follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean guy who is taught the error of his ways by ghosts that visit him on Christmas night. He is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, and by three others - the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. We get to witness his journey through his unhappy childhood, as a money-obsessed adult and a daunting future. With visions of his upcoming life haunting him, Scrooge unexpectedly welcomes Christmas day with all its joy and excitement.
The character of Ebenezer Scrooge described as "aloof and miserable" will be brought to life by Guy Pearce. The Australian actor, musician, singer and songwriter is well known for his roles 'Memento' (2000), 'The King's Speech' (2010), 'Iron Man 3' (2013) among many others. The characters of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future are played by Andy Serkis ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), Charlotte Riley ('Peaky Blinders') and Jason Flemyng ('Pennyworth') respectively.
The ghost of Scrooge's old business partner, Jacob Marley, will be played by Stephen Graham ('Irish Man'). The cast also features Joe Alwyn and Vinette Robinson.
The story is written by Steven Knight who is famously known for creating 'Peaky Blinders' that was awarded Best Drama Series at the BAFTA Television Awards. This dark holiday tale is produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker. It is directed by Nick Murphy in a three-part special that shows a shadowy side of the magical Christmas night.
From the creators of 'Peaky Blinders', the trailer erupts with a ghoulish insider view into the ghastly journey of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Where to watch:
Catch FX’s 'A Christmas Carol' on Thursday, December 19, at 7:30 pm ET.
It will also replay on December 22 at 7:30 and will air again during the holidays - December 24, at 8pm and December 25, at 4 pm.
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