Saving Christmas from going off the rails, Sky today announces its new festive original film ‘THIS CHRISTMAS’ and unwraps an exclusive set of First Look images. Having just completed principal photography, the feel-good romantic comedy will premiere on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW in December.
Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter, Foundation) and Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner, Resident Evil) lead an all-star cast including Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Spencer), Jack Donoghue (Gangs Of London), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Mamma Mia), Alexandra Roach (Killing Eve, Black Mirror), Ben Miller (Paddington 2, Johnny English), Joanna Scanlan (After Love, The Thick Of It) Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso), Nadia Parkes (Half Bad, Doctor Who), Clinton Liberty (Normal People, Red Election) and Robert Emms (Chernobyl, Four Lives).
Set in London during the busy yuletide season, ‘THIS CHRISTMAS’ follows Adam (Enoch) and Emma (Scodelario) on their daily commute from the picture-perfect village of Langton to London, meeting the same passengers every day. Until, one morning, Adam takes it upon himself to break the unspoken taboo of talking to strangers on a train and invites the whole carriage to hold their own Christmas party…
‘THIS CHRISTMAS’ is produced by Vertigo Films with Allan Niblo (Monsters, Bronson) serving as producer, directed by Chris Foggin (Fisherman’s Friend) and written by Alistair Galbraith (Whistable Pearl, Doc Martin). Sky and Head Gear are financiers and Paramount Global Content Distribution is distributing the film internationally. Executive producers are Julia Stuart and Laura Grange for Sky, and Phil Hunt for Head Gear.
Filming has taken place in London and Hertfordshire over the last few months. The film will be available on Sky in the UK & Ireland and Epix in the US.