Tom Hardy To Star In BBC Adaptation Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Tom Hardy is set to star in a new BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol and we're now getting some key, tantalising details about the upcoming project.

Steven Knight, creator and writer of both Peaky Blinders and Tom Hardy's Taboo, revealed that the Venom actor, 41, will play a 'pivotal' role in the three-part drama.

"It's gonna be three one-hours, it's largely done in terms of the script. We're planning to shoot this year and hopefully get it on the screen for Christmas," Knight said in an interview with Collider. "It's BBC plus an American element which has not been announced yet."

Tom Hardy will play a 'pivotal' role in the project. Credit: PA Images
Tom Hardy will play a 'pivotal' role in the project. Credit: PA Images

The series - about the miserly, cold-hearted Ebenzer Scrooge who is visited by four ghosts from the past, present and the future - will be produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London in association with Tom Hardy's production company Hardy Son and Baker.

Speaking about the project when it was first announced, Hardy said in a statement: "It's extremely exciting to have the opportunity to team up with Ridley Scott, Steven Knight and our partners at the BBC with this rare and wonderful opportunity to revisit and interpret Dickens' classic works.

"A Christmas Carol is a fabulous magical piece of theatre and an embarrassment of riches for our creative team - from character all the way through to design. Here's to having a lot of intricate and wonderful fun. We feel very lucky."

Legendary Alien director Sir Ridley Scott added: "It's terrific to be continuing the creative partnership of Scott Free London with Tom and Steve that started with Taboo and continues with this exciting and ambitious anthology of British classics."

The Christmas Carol project will be the first in a series of adaptations of Dickens' classic novels for BBC One.

"Knight will use his trademark style to create a boxset of Dickens' most iconic novels in the next few years," the BBC said.

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