Set to land on the streamer on November 18, following its theatrical release on November 11, the holiday musical comedy reimagines the Charles Dickens’ classic from the perspective of the ghosts. The story centers on the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell), who, each Christmas Eve, picks one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits.
Reynolds plays Clint Briggs, the latest “Scrooge” to be selected by Present. However, Clint turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present, and future.
The trailer (watch below) begins with silhouettes of Ferrell and Reynolds in a tap-dancing showdown. We then see Present introducing himself to Clint and persuading him to come on a festive-themed journey of self-reflection. There is also a funny moment where Present forgets the name of Tiny Tim; “Super Small Steve?” he wonders aloud.
The cast also includes Sunita Mani (GLOW), Patrick Page (The Gilded Age), Joe Tippett (Mr. Harrigan’s Phone), Marlow Barkley (Single Parents), Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), and Jen Tullock (Severance).
Spirited is directed by Sean Anders (Instant Family), who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Morris. It features original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) and production numbers choreographed by Chloe Arnold (The Late Late Show with James Corden).
Spirited, Friday, November 18, Apple TV+