Dan Stevens Is Charles Dickens In Whimsical 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Trailer

What an odd year Dan Stevens has had. Odd only in that he's shown up in everything from TV series like Legion to blockbusters such as Beauty and the Beast, to indie monster movies like Colossus. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Now he's closing out the year by spreading some yuletide cheer in The Man Who Invented Christmas, in which he plays A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens.

Directed by Bharat Nalluri and looking just as breezy and whimsical as his Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, the film centers on the weeks prior to Dickens' penning of A Christmas Carol. After three straight failures Dickens needed a Christmas miracle to sell enough of his self-published holiday novel and make enough money to provide for his family.

Seems reasonably inoffensive and perfect for the season, although I'm not sure kids will want to go out with their parents to see a film that looks sorta old fashioned.  Also starring Jonathan Pryce and Christopher Plummer, The Man Who Invented Christmas opens November 22nd.