Ron Burgundy meets Deadpool - in a Christmas musical. This is how Apple's own production "Spirited" with Will Ferrell (55) and Ryan Reynolds (45) in the leading roles can be summarized. The weird project, a musical reinterpretation of the famous "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), has now been given an official start date: from November 18, Ferrell and Reynolds will warble and dance together on Apple TV.
Also in attendance are Octavia Spencer (52), Patrick Page (60), Loren Woods (44), Joe Tippett (40) and Sunita Mani (35). With a look at the joker duo in the two main roles, it seems clear what the audience can expect: in addition to singing, there is also a lot of slapstick. This prognosis is reinforced by the director's choice. "Spirited" comes from filmmaker Sean Anders (53), who has made films like "The Chaos Dad", both parts of "Daddy's Home" and most recently "Suddenly Family".
Almost exactly a year ago, Reynolds announced the completion of filming on his Instagram account. It was one of the most demanding tasks of his career so far, the star wrote about several pictures from the set. "Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made several dreams come true."
Dickens' "The Christmas Carol" is about the wealthy and grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts at Christmas time, who show him the consequences of his hateful life. The material has already been turned into a movie several times, one of the most famous versions is the 1988 comedy "The Ghosts I Called..." with Bill Murray (72) as a Christmas and misanthrope.