Ryan Reynolds has revealed the first glimpse of his new movie and that of Will Ferrell Spirited.
The actor posted the image to Twitter, which shows him wearing what appear to be AirPods as Ferrell pulls in a bit for extra comfort, captioned: “The first day of filming with one of my idols comedy film, Will Ferrell. You’ll hardly notice it was an Apple Movie! Plus, the installation of iOS 14.6 will begin in 7 seconds… “
Day 1 of filming with one of my comedy idols, Will Ferrell. You will hardly notice it was an @Apple movie! iOS 14.6 will also start to install in 7 seconds… pic.twitter.com/m4WNeIgGq4July 6, 2021
Collider first announced the short story of Spirited, which they believe will be a musical based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It is reported that Reynolds will don Scrooge-type shoes, while Ferrell will play the Ghost of the Christmas Present. Octavia Spencer will co-star as Reynolds’ friendly colleague and is expected to sing herself.
Sean Anders and John Morris, who directed Daddy’s Home, which Ferrell also starred in, will write and direct Spirited. The directors will produce, with Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and David Koplan via Gloria Sanchez Productions, Reynolds through Maximum Effort and Mosaic.
According to Collider, Apple came out on top on Netflix, Warner Bros. and Paramount to win the film. The package would require Ferrell and Reynolds to earn at least $ 30 million each, not including producer fees.
The film would be shot from early July to late October, and will be shot in a shopping mall (H / T Boston.com).
This is far from the only theatrical version of Dickens’ famous Christmas novel. The Muppet Christmas Carol is probably the most beloved version, while Bill Murray starred in Scrooged, directed by the late Richard Donner. Disney has also put its own spin on history more than once.
As for Reynolds, he’s probably best known now for his role as Deadpool. While there hasn’t been an update on Deadpool 3 for some time, Kevin Feige has confirmed that it is happening (and will be rated R), and Reynolds may have recently teased his return to the role. He also stars in the upcoming Free Guy, with Jodie Comer from Killing Eve.
As for Ferrell, his last film appearance was Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, while Spencer recently starred in the streamer’s Thunder Force.
There is no release date for Spirited just yet, but in the meantime, check out our roundup of the best Netflix movies to stream now to find something new to watch.