STUDIOCANAL and Blueprint pictures have released the teaser trailer and artwork alongside first look images from Gil Kenan’s highly anticipated magical adventure, A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, confirming that Stephen Merchant (Jojo Rabbit, Fighting With My Family, Logan) has joined the cast, voicing hero Nikolas’ outspoken pet mouse, Miika.

Merchant joins the all-star cast which boasts Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter), Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), Toby Jones ( Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Michiel Huisman ( The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984), Zoe Colletti ( Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) and newcomer Henry Lawfull.

Today’s materials give audiences a festive first glimpse of A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, which is co-written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Gil Kenan (Monster House, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) and produced by STUDIOCANAL with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award® winning Blueprint Pictures. STUDIOCANAL will release the film in their territories: UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France in 2021.

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…

A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS is adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig; the first of five books in the acclaimed series published by Canongate Books.




A Boy Called Christmas

Director: Gil Kenan
Cast Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Stephen Merchant, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti and Henry Lawfull

UK Release:  SKY Cinema November 2021


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