Spirited is an upcoming Christmas based musical comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written and co-produced by Anders and John Morris. Starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer, the film is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella 'A Christmas Carol'. The film is scheduled to release in select cinemas on 11 November 2022 after which it will be released on the Apple TV+ streaming platform on November 18. 

The maker of the film recently dropped the official trailer and it looks like it is setting out to put a new twist on a classic holiday tale. The film will follow the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) who handpicks a miserable high-ranking corporate executive named Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) as his latest project. However, in a sudden twist, Briggs is the one to take the Ghost on his own spiritual journey to visit his past, present and future. 

Spirited will be Ferrell's return to holiday films after a nearly 20 year hiatus following the incredible success of the 2003 film Elf which became a surprise Christmas classic upon its release. Spirited features ensemble dance numbers that have been choreographed by Chloe Arnold and also includes a tap-dancing sequence which was originally teased in the first teaser for the film. Spirited will also feature original songs which have been written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are Tony Award winners for Dear Evan Hansen and Academy Award winners for La La Land.

The official plot synopsis states - 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.

Check out the trailer here: