StudioCanal unveils the trailer for A Boy Called Christmas exploring the origin story of the holiday with an ensemble cast including Kristen Wiig.
StudioCanal unveils the trailer for A Boy Called Christmas exploring the origin story of the holiday with an ensemble cast including Kristen Wiig. Based on Matt Haig’s book of the same name, the plot acts as a reimagining of the story of Father Christmas in which a young boy named Nikolas sets off into the snowy white north in search of his father and searching to restore hope to his kingdom. The cast for the film is led by Henry Lawfull as Nikolas as well as Jim Broadbent, Zoe Colletti, Sally Hawkins, Michiel Huisman, Toby Jones, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Wiig.
Development on A Boy Called Christmas has been in the works for five years when Blueprint Pictures and StudioCanal first acquired the rights to Haig’s novel and set Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again writer/director Ol Parker to pen the script. After remaining dormant for a few years, it wold gain new ground as Monster House director Gil Kenan was tapped to helm the project and its ensemble cast was put together with StudioCanal distributing internationally and Netflix set to distribute in the U.S. After nearly two years since wrapping production the film, the studio is looking to build anticipation for A Boy Called Christmas‘ upcoming release.