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Sky acquires A Boy Called Christmas

January 22, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Sky has announced that A Boy Called Christmas will join their 2021 original film line-up. Acquired from STUDIOCANAL, exclusively for the UK & Ireland, the film – based on the book by Matt Haig – will be released on Sky Cinema and NOW TV this Christmas. as well as in cinemas.

Co-written and directed by Academy Award nominee Gil Kenan, A Boy Called Christmas boasts a cast including Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Kristen Wiig and Stephen Merchant.

A Boy Called Christmas tells the story of 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.

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema and Acquisitions at Sky UK & Ireland, commented: “A Boy Called Christmas is the perfect gift for Sky Cinema customers and cinemagoers this Christmas.  I cannot wait to share this extraordinary film featuring the best of British talent, as we hope to celebrate Christmas together with all the family this year.”

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