Bill Condon is reportedly teaming up with Disney for a musical version of A Christmas Carol, titled Marley. The reimaging would be told from the perspective of Jacob Marley.

What’s happening:

  • The Hollywood Reporter is writing that Beauty and the Beast’s Bill Condon may once again work with Disney, this time on a musical version of A Christmas Carol.
  • If it wasn’t obvious, Condon’s musical is a retelling of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Titled Marley, this reimagining of the novel is told from the perspective of Jacob Marley—Scrooge’s deceased business partner.
  • In the classic Scrooge, is visited by a ghostly and tormented Marley who warns his partner of the upcoming visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  
  • At this time, Disney has not greenlit the project however, Condon has already written the script and would direct the film.
  • Condon also has his soundtrack prepared, tapping veteran lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz (Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Broadway’s Wicked), to write the music for the feature.
  • Dan Jinks and Greg Yolen are attached to produce

About Condon:

  • Condo has experience in several genres and has been nominated for Academy Awards, winning for his writing on Gods and Monsters.
  • His other credits include:
    • Chicago
    • Dreamgirls
    • The Greatest Showman
    • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    • Upcoming The Good Liar