A Christmas Carol Bennett Miller

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843, and in the 173 years that have followed there have been approximately as many film, TV and stage versions, from Hollywood movies, to small town theater productions. So you might think the last thing anybody needs is a new version, but when it's from one of our favorite directors, it certainly has us intrigued...

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THR reports that "Capote," "Moneyball," and "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller will helm a "A Christmas Carol." It's got a helluva team behind it, with Megan Ellison and Scott Rudin lending their producing powers, and acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard ("Brazil," "Shakespeare In Love") penning the screenplay. Miller's take on the material will retain Dickens' 19th century setting, so it sounds like the traditional story we all know and love, but hopefully the director has a slight twist up his sleeve.

Casting and a production start date have yet to be revealed, but we're mostly just glad Miller has something cooking. Thoughts? Hit up the comments section and let us know.