Right, so we know Christmas has literally just been and gone – but this latest TV news has already got us excited for this year’s instalment of the festive period.
Tom Hardy has been confirmed to be starring in a new BBC adaption of A Christmas Carol which will air in December 2019. The news comes after film director and the man behind hit BBC series Peaky Blinders (which also stars Hardy) Steven Knight revealed that the pair were teaming up to collaborate on the upcoming adaption, with Hardy as executive producer.
However, following the announcement which was made back in November, Night has now revealed that Hardy will also be acting in the new BBC version of A Christmas Carol. In an interview with Collider, the director said: ‘I’m not going to reveal, but he’s going to be pivotal to the whole thing.’
For those who aren’t familiar with the classic Charles Dickens novel – although we find it hard to believe that are any of you out there – A Christmas Carol follows the journey of grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s visited by ghosts from the past, present and the future, who attempt to save the spirit of Christmas and turn him into a good man. Could Hardy be cast as Scrooge himself? Only time will tell – although the role is pretty ‘pivotal’, if you ask us…
Knight told the publication that he will adapt the story into a three-part series for the BBC, but that’s not all he has in store. ‘What I’m planning to do is adapt five Dickens books – A Christmas Carol plus four novels,’ he told Collider.
‘And do it over a period of six or seven years and have a repertory of actors, and I think we’ll get the best actors in the world, hopefully, to take part because the Dickens characters are so great. And just do like [David] Copperfield and Oliver Twist and Great Expectations and do them in a modern way.’