“Like A Christmas Carol?” Ryan Reynolds interrupts an eerie pronouncement of doom and darkness to inquire in a very self-aware way. Because yes, in Spirited, Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s retelling of A Christmas Carol, the aforementioned Charles Dickens novel actually exists. This means the dark soul that is Ryan Reynolds basically knows what he’s in for. But he still thinks that people can’t change. Clearly, though, he has never met the slightly bumbling, but earnest about his job, Ghost of Christmas Present. And quite possibly, he’s never been in a Christmas movie musical before. Take a look at all the Christmas fun in the full Spirited trailer.
The description for Spirited‘s trailer offers us the following synopsis:
Imagine Charles Dickens’ heartwarming tale of a scrooge visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve—but funnier. And with Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer. Also, huge musical numbers. Okay, we’re asking a lot. Maybe just watch the trailer?
Well, hopefully, you already did watch Spirited‘s trailer and its teaser, too. And if you have, you know, it’s looking like a new classic Christmas movie. Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell have a ton of chemistry together, and we just know we’re in for a great time that’s equal parts silly, emotional, human, and ridiculous. What else would we come to these two for? It always feels good when the audience gets let in on the joke of the movie.
A fuller synopsis of Spirited‘s tale reveals that this version of A Christmas Carol brings the ghost to life, as it were. It notes:
Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale.
The Spirited trailer teases a little bit about the musical numbers we have in store. But we still have only seen glimpses of Reynolds and Ferrell with their full dancing shoes on. So we absolutely need a better look at that, stat. We guess we’ll have to tune in when Spirited releases in theaters on November 11. It will also begin streaming on Apple TV+ on November 18.