Director Bennett Miller and writer Tom Stoppard have joined forces to create the next screen version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The website The Hollywood Reporter reports about it.|
The duo is developing a project, which, as in the original, will unfold in the 19th century, for the company Annapurna Pictures . Megan Ellison, Scott Rudin, Jennifer Fox and Miller himself will act as producers of the film.
Recall that the classic Dickens tells the story of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge , who on Christmas Eve is visited by the Christmas spirits Past , Present and Future . A Christmas Carol has received many screen adaptations, and the latest of them - the film "A Christmas Carol" by Robert Zemeckis - was released in 2009.
Tom Stoppard is an Oscar-winning eminent British screenwriter and playwright. He was awarded the Academy Awards for Shakespeare in Love, and his scripts for Brazil and Empire of the Sun are loved by many moviegoers.
Bennett Miller's latest film , the Foxhunter drama, earned him a Oscar nomination for Best Director. Also among the director's works can be found films "Capote" and "The Man Who Changed Everything."
The Topic of Article: Tom Stoppard will bring old Scrooge back to screens.