WHO’S IN IT?

Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast), Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Simon Callow (Viceroy’s House), Donald Sumpter (The Constant Gardener), Miriam Margolyes (The Age of Innocence), Morfydd Clark (Love & Friendship), Justin Edwards (The Death of Stalin), Ian McNeice (Valkyrie), Bill Paterson (Miss Potter)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day), director; Susan Coyne (film debut), writer; Niv Fichman (Enemy), Vadim Jean (One More Kiss), Robert Mickelson (Pros & Cons), Susan Mullen (A Film With Me In It) and Ian Sharples (In The Land Of The Free…), producers; Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), composer; Ben Smithard (Goodbye Christopher Robin), cinematographer; Stephen O’Connell (Maudie) and Jamie Pearson (Spooks: The Greater Good), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Struggling financially after the underwhelming sales of his previous book, Charles Dickens (Stevens) comes up with a brand new story: that of an old curmudgeon named Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. But when his publishers turn down his pitch, Dickens decides to self-publish the story, and spends some time slipping in and out of the world he has just created, eventually leading to the debut of one of his most famous stories as well as the most celebrated Christmas story of all time…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The story behind the story that would enchant the hearts of millions around the world every Christmas is told with a playful energy and a vibrant lead performance by Dan Stevens.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2017