Starring: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes
Bio-comedy drama directed by Bharat Nalluri which tells the story of the journey in which Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) created A Christmas Carol. In1843 Dickens was suffering from the failure of his last three books. Rejected by his publishers, he set out to write and self-publish a book he hoped would keep his family afloat and revive his career. We see as Dickens mix real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), other classic characters and a timeless tale.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[referring to Dickens]
Man #1: So he’s had a couple of flops, well who hasn’t.
Chapman: [to Dickens] You have a new book in mind?
Man #1: Well of course he does.
Charles Dickens: My lamp’s gone out. I’ve run out of ideas.
Kate Dickens: Are we in trouble?
Charles Dickens: No, of course not.
Charles Dickens: [to Mrs. Fisk] I have told you not to disturb me when I’m working!
[hearing their nanny tell a story to his children]
Tara: On Christmas Eve the spirits pour into the night.
Mr. Grimsby: Well hear, Mr. Dickens, streetwalkers, pickpockets, humbug. Those people don’t belong in books.
[seeing Charles rushing up the stairs]
Kate Dickens: Charles!
Charles Dickens: I’m back! I’m back! I’m back!
Charles Dickens: It’s about a miser, and on Christmas Eve he meets some kind of supernatural guides.
Chapman: Does it have a title?
Charles Dickens: Humbug: A Miser’s Lament. Christmas Ghost Story. Christmas Song. Christmas Ballad, something like that.
Charles Dickens: Get the name right and the character will appear. Scratch. Scrounger. Come on. Scrooge!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Shut the window! You think I’m made of money.
[he turns and sees his character come to life]
Charles Dickens: Mr. Scrooge. How delightful to meet you, sir.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Sorry, I can’t same the same.
Charles Dickens: You and I are going to do wonderful things together.
Tara: [to Dickens] Who do you think a world coming alive. I can almost see and hear them.
Chapman: [to Dickens] Even if you’ve already written it, we couldn’t possible get it printed and distributed in only six weeks.
Charles Dickens: If I can’t finish it I’ll never write again.
Charles Dickens: The characters won’t do what I want. I’m the author here.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Allegedly.
Man #2: A jolly ghost, what does that mean?
Charles Dickens: In the season of hope we will shut out nothing and everyone will be welcome.
Charles Dickens: I have to get to the printers by nine o’clock.
Ebenezer Scrooge: But you still don’t have an ending.
Charles Dickens: Merry, merry Christmas to one and all.
Charles Dickens: That’s enough. Back to work.
Ebenezer Scrooge: God bless us everyone.
The Man Who Invented Christmas is set to open in the US 11/22/2017 and UK 12/01/2017.