Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell Deliver Playful Spin on ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Teaser for ‘Spirited’

Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell Deliver Playful Spin on ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Teaser for ‘Spirited’

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell team for a spirited take on A Christmas Carol in the first teaser for their upcoming holiday movie musical.

On Wednesday, Apple TV dropped a video preview for Spirited, which sees Reynolds starring as Clint Briggs, a Scrooge-like character visited on Christmas Eve by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Ferrell portrays the Ghost of Christmas Present. He is beaten up by Briggs and the ghostly host has to reexamine his past, present, and future. Although the teaser is only a minute and a half in length, it gives a glimpse into the story’s colorful and funny take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale. It is told through the eyes of ghosts.

The trailer opens with an animated tap sequence that eventually comes to life. Reynolds and Ferrell, two of Hollywood’s most beloved comedic riffers, play off one another in a dance competition that sees them admitting their flawlessly choreographed efforts were not planned.

“How did you know that?” Ferrell’s ghost questions before Reynold’s Briggs replies, “I didn’t know that I was just following You!”

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The teaser contains more visually stunning and hilarious musical sequences. There is also a flurry that promises to “raise spirits”.

Sean Anders Daddy’s Home ) directed the film. It was co-written by Anders, John Morris, Sunita Mani and Patrick Page. Jen Tullock is also featured in the film. The holiday classic is reimagined with original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek, Justin Paul La Land ), and choreography by Chloe Arnold.

Spirited’s producing team includes Anders and Morris through Two Grown Men, George Dewey through Maximum Effort Productions, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum through Gloria Sanchez, and David Koplan. As executive producers, Paul, Pasek, and Diana Pokorny are all involved.

Spirited releases in theaters Nov. 11 and on Apple TV Nov. 18

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