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A Christmas Carol (BBC): First Look Teaser features Guy Pearce as Scrooge

A Christmas Carol

GUY Pearce is to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a star-studded ensemble of A Christmas Carol for the BBC.

The new adaptation of the timeless classic boasts a star-studded ensemble cast and is being written by Steven Knight (of Taboo and Peaky Blinders fame). It marks a collaboration between BBC One and FX.

Joining Pearce in the cast are Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham (This is England) as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) as Lottie; Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson (Doctor Who) as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer (True Blood) as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak (What We Do In The Shadows) as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush (Old Boys) as Tim Cratchit.

The BBC is describing the adaptation as ‘a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul’.

Watch the teaser trailer