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Fresh from the box office success of his latest film Beauty and the Beast, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first official image of Dan Stevens as author Charles Dickens in the upcoming holiday release The Man Who Invented Christmas.
“It was a really spooky, intriguing, funny piece,” said Stevens with regards to Susan Coyne’s (Mozart in the Jungle) script. “I just thought it was a really fresh take on that whole world. Particularly in England, Dickens is placed on a pedestal. But the guy was, at turns, quite playful and childish, and, at turns, quite dark and not a very pleasant man.”
The Man Who Invented Christmas is directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) and takes place in 1843, exploring how Dickens penned his literary classic A Christmas Carol. Also featuring in the cast are Jonathan Pryce as Dickens’ father, and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge. »
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Exclusive: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.
New Zealand producer John Barnett, whose credits include Oscar-nominated drama Whale Rider (2002), is producing the English-language project with Sally Campbell (Evil Dead). UK-based director Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) will direct.
Based on Jacob Rajan’s play Krishnan’s Dairy, the film tells the story of an Indian couple who, following an arranged marriage, emigrate to New Zealand with their young son.
Desperately missing home, the wife escapes into a fantasy world by telling her son the love story behind the building of the Taj Majal. Rajan scripted the adaptation with Justin Lewis and Kate McDermott.
“This is a universal story,” said Barnett. “The story of our characters, Gobi, Zina and Apu, is one that »
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The story begins in October 1843 when Charles Dickens was broke. Despite early success, his last three books had failed. Rejected by his publishers, he sets out to write and self-publish a book which he hopes will keep his family afloat. After six fever-pitched weeks, he created A Christmas Carol.
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