Bah, humbug … wait, what season is this again? Netflix on Wednesday announced some casting news for its upcoming film Scrooge: A Christmas Carol.
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Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, and Jessie Buckley will lend their voices to the streaming service’s adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic. Naturally, Netflix will roll out A Christmas Carol in December.
“Nothing like a heatwave in July to get you excited for Christmas!” the Twitter account for Netflix U.K. and Ireland tweeted about A Christmas Carol on Wednesday morning. “Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley are the brilliant voice cast of SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, coming to Netflix in December.”
Who Will Play Who In Scrooge: A Christmas Carol?
Meanwhile, Netflix’s U.S. account provided more details on A Christmas Carol in its own Wednesday tweet. It noted more specifics about the casting of the film.
For example, Luke Evans will play Scrooge, the main character of A Christmas Carol . Olivia Colman will appear as Past, one of the ghosts that haunts Scrooge. Jessie Buckley will handle the role of Isabel Fezziwig, Scrooge’s apprentice and counterpart. Lastly, Johnny Flynn will play Bob Cratchit and Jonathan Pryce will step into the shoes of Jacob Marley.
Both tweets also featured a couple of early peeks at what the movie will look like:
Fittingly, almost all the actors announced thus far hail from the United Kingdom. The exception is Johnny Flynn, who was born in South Africa.
Equally appropriate, the cast members are no stranger to musicals. For instance, Luke Evans previously performed in productions of Rent and Miss Saigon on London’s West End. Meanwhile, Olivia Colman starred in British TV hits Broadchurch and The Crown. Jonathan Pryce is a decorated 75-year-old legend who has two Tony Awards under his belt (for Comedians and Miss Saigon).
Netflix hasn’t yet specified which day in December it will start streaming Scrooge: A Christmas Carol.