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Apple looks to snatch up rights to ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell

Apple is apparently getting the rights to A Christmas Carol, a live action musical based on the Charles Dickens’ classic that will  star Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, reports Variety. It will arrive later this year on Apple TV+, although it could get a limited theatrical release first.

The article adds that Reynolds and Ferrell stand to make “staggering amounts” as producers and stars, along with “significant paydays” for writer-directors Sean Anders and John Morris (Daddy’s Home, Instant Family). Fees for talent alone will clock in at north of $60 million, according to Variety, quoting unnamed “numerous insiders.

Representative for Apple, Ferrell and Reynolds had no immediate comment on the matter. Apple TV+, Apple’s media streaming service, will debut Nov. 1 at $4.99 per month. However, you can get a year’s subscription free with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (the set-top box), or iPod touch.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.