Andy Serkis and Guy Pearce, two actors who portrayed some of the more noteworthy villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are set to face off in a modern take in the timeless holiday tale, A Christmas Carol.
Pearce, who was the controversial Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3, will take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge, Serkis who was Klaue in Black Panther, will haunt him as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
The Charles Dickens classic will be adapted as three-part miniseries that reunites the team behind Taboo, Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy, and is a co-production of Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker and Scott's Scott Free banner for both FX and the BBC.
Steven Knight, the writer of Taboo and Peaky Blinders, will write this spooky take on the holiday classic, which will be directed by Nick Murphy.
This new adaptation promises to be different from other versions, delving into hallucinatory and spine-tingling aspects of what, for Scrooge, is a dark night of the soul.
“This production of A Christmas Carol will respectfully present what we believe to be a timely interpretation of a timeless story,” Knight said in a press release.
"We’re incredibly excited that filming has begun on Steve Knight’s brilliant interpretation of A Christmas Carol, with Nick Murphy directing a phenomenal cast in what promises to be an iconic version of the classic tale,” said Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama.
A Christmas Carol is slated to air in December on FX. It will also star Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley as Lottie; Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.