The film will be written and directed by Sean Anders and John Morris, though it isn’t clear what roles Ferrell and Reynolds will play, per The Hollywood Reporter. Multiple studios are currently bidding on the film.
Dickens’ story dates back to 1843, and focuses on the misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. The novella has been adapted a number of times, and a number of productions have taken creative licenses with the property, like Bill Murray's 1988 comedy Scrooged, and 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Reynolds and Ferrell seem like the perfect duo to inject new life into the classic tale. Reynolds has been especially busy as of late. His recent credits include a cameo Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the upcoming Michael Bay Netflix action film 6 Underground, Lionsgate's The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, and Shawn Levy's Free Guy. Ferrell recently appeared in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and will star in Downhill, Fox Searchlight's remake of the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure.