The Man Who Invented Christmas
After a series his books have been flops, Charles Dickens decides to write and self-publish 'A Christmas Carol'.
In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end. With a powerful performance from Dan Stevens, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a film for all ages about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind it. The film also stars Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as John Dickens.
Released: October 12, 2017
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Writers: Susan Coyne, Les Standiford
Casts: Dan Stevens (Charles Dickens), Christopher Plummer (Ebenezer Scrooge), Jonathan Pryce (John Dickens), Miriam Margolyes (Mrs. Fisk), Simon Callow (Leech), Morfydd Clark (Kate Dickens)
Production Companies: Rhombus Media, Mazur / Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Universal Pictures