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.