Production is now underway on the film from Studiocanal, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures based on the 2015 book by Matt Haig.
The full cast for the film includes Jim Broadbent, Zoey Colletti, Toby Jones, Michiel Huisman, Henry Lawfull, Rume Temte, Indica Watson along with Wiig, Hawkins and Smith.
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“A Boy Called Christmas” is the origin story of Father Christmas, about a boy named Nikolas who travels to the North Pole to rescue his father, only to befriend elves, a surly reindeer, a troll and uncover a magical, frozen village called Elfhelm.
Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) is directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ol Parker.