Who is A Boy Called Christmas?

STUDIOCANAL and Blueprint pictures today release the teaser trailer and artwork alongside first look images from Gil Kenan’s highly anticipated magical adventure, A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, confirming that Stephen Merchant has joined the cast, voicing hero Nikolas’ outspoken pet mouse, Miika.

Merchant joins the all-star cast which boasts Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Michiel Huisman, Kristen Wiig, Zoe Colletti and newcomer Henry Lawfull.

Today’s materials give audiences a festive first glimpse of A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, which is co-written and directed by Academy Award nominee Gil Kenan and produced by STUDIOCANAL with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award winning Blueprint Pictures. STUDIOCANAL will be releasing the film in the UK.

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…

A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS is adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig; the first of five books in the acclaimed series published by Canongate Books.