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A Boy Called Christmas Cast Announced as Filming Begins

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STUDIOCANAL, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures today announced that principal photography has started for A Boy Called Christmas. Filming is taking place on location in Lapland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and London.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Gil Kenan (Monster House), A Boy Called Christmas stars Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Henry Lawfull (Les Miserables), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter films), Rune Temte (Captain Marvel, The Last Kingdom), Indica Watson (The Missing, Sherlock) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984).

Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Gil Kenan have adapted the screenplay from the bestselling book by Matt Haig, the first of five books in the acclaimed series, all of which are published by Canongate Books (Life of Pi, Under the Skin, How to Stop Time).

STUDIOCANAL will release the film theatrically in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and China, and Netflix will release the film in the rest of the world. STUDIOCANAL will produce with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Blueprint Pictures.

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…

The Academy Award-winning team at Framestore (Christopher Robin, Fantastic Beasts, Paddington 1 & 2, The Golden Compass) will provide the visual effects for the film. The production designer is Gary Williamson (Paddington 1 & 2).

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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