Charles Dickens has been portrayed on screen several times before, but now news arrives via Deadline that Dan Stevens (The Guest) is set to play the beloved author, playing a younger take on the man alongside Christopher Plummer (A Beautiful Mind) and Jonathan Pryce (Brazil) in The Man Who Invented Christmas.
Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) is aboard to direct, with Susan Coyne (Mozart In The Jungle) adapting Les Stanford's book. The tome, which hit shelves back in 2008, finds Dickens bereft and broke in 1843, his last three books having failed to set the literary world alight. Dropped by his publishers, he decides to self-publish a book to earn money for his family, and spends six frantic weeks writing a little title called A Christmas Carol.
Plummer will be a version of the story's most famous character, Scrooge, while Pryce is set to play Dickens Sr.
The cameras are currently rolling and the film should arrive in cinemas next year.