FX Sets December Date for 'A Christmas Carol' Movie Premiere

FX has set a Dec. 19 premiere date for its original holiday movie, A Christmas Carol, the network announced Wednesday.

The movie, a new adaption of the Charles Dickens' iconic ghost story, will star Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Charlotte Riley, and Joe Alwyn. 

A Christmas Carol is the first in a series of adaptations of Dickens’ novels, commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, that will air in the next few years. A Christmas Carol is also the latest collaboration between the two broadcasters, who were also responsible for the acclaimed FX drama series Taboo, said the network.

A Christmas Carol is Produced by FX Productions in Association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker. 

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