Sure it’s only been Fall for about a week, but Christmas Movies don’t have a lot of time to promote themselves before the holiday season is upon us. Bleecker Street released the first trailer for “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” a very interesting bio-drama that is releasing later this November.
The film was directed by Bharat Nalluri, working off a script written by Susan Coyne. The film also features an all-star cast, including Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes, and Bill Paterson.
According to the studio, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. Holiday lovers can watch the first movie trailer for the film below, thanks to an upload from Bleecker Street.
“The Man Who Invented Christmas” is set to release in theaters on November 22, 2017, which will be a busy time at the box-office. Sony’s Christmas tale with animated farm-animals called “The Star” is opening one-week prior, and PIXAR’s animated-comedy “Coco” is opening up that same weekend.
The latest news from Bleecker Street was that the studio would distribute “High Wire Act” domestically. That project is a political thriller from director Brad Anderson, written by Tony Gilroy and starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. In the film a top U.S. diplomat (Hamm) leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is tragically killed. 10 years later, he gets called back to a war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Pike, Dean Norris) with a mission only he can accomplish. The film also stars Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Idir Chender and Jonny Coyne.