A Boy Called Christmas

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A Boy Called Christmas
Directed byGil Kenan
Produced byGraham Broadbent
Peter Czernin
Celia Duvall
Screenplay byGil Kenan
Ol Parker
Based onA Boy Called Christmas
by Matt Haig
StarringJim Broadbent
Sally Hawkins
Toby Jones
Maggie Smith
Kristen Wiig
Zoe Colletti
Music byDario Marianelli
CinematographyZac Nicholson
Distributed byNetflix

A Boy Called Christmas is an upcoming family film directed by Gil Kenan, based on the book of the same name by Matt Haig. The film will be released theatrically in UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany and China by Studiocanal while Netflix will release the film elsewhere.[1]


A reimagining of the story of Father Christmas, Nikolas is a boy who sets off into the snowy white north in search of his father.




A deal was completed in May 2016 for the film to be adapted into film by Blueprint Pictures and Studiocanal. Ol Parker was set to write the screenplay.[3][4]

In April 2019, Gil Kenan was revealed to be directing the film, with Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith and Kristen Wiig amongst the cast. Filming began that same month, with production set to occur in Lapland, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and London.[5][6]


  1. ^ "STUDIOCANAL, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures – A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  2. ^ IMDb
  3. ^ Studiocanal, Blueprint team for Matt Haig's 'A Boy Called Christmas'
  4. ^ ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’s Ol Parker To Adapt ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ For Studio Canal, Blueprint – Cannes
  5. ^ ‘A Boy Called Christmas’: Kristen Wiig, Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins Among Cast For Studiocanal, Netflix & Blueprint Movie
  6. ^ A Boy Called Christmas

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