Thursday, May 9, 2019

FX Teams with BBC for 'A Christmas Carol' Adaptation Starring Guy Pearce

FX has today announced a partnership with the BBC for a three-part adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol. The series is the first project ordered by the BBC in a deal to adapt the works of Dickens for the screen.

The series is described as a unique and original take that's a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge's dark night of the soul.

The cast includes Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge; Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley as Lottie; Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchi; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba; and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.

Steven Knight is writing the adaptation, with Nick Murphy directing. They executive produce with Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi. Julian Stevens is a producer. FX Productions, Scott Free Productions and Hardy Son & Baker produce in association with the BBC.

"We are incredibly proud to join the BBC in this latest creative venture, which builds on our expansive programming partnership to bring the best in television to audiences in the U.S. and U.K.," said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX. "Charles Dicken's classics, including A Christmas Carol, are timeless tales that have been reimagined generation after generation. We couldn't imagine a better team to undertake this enormous task than Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott and their formidable production companies."