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
), 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