Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell pictured on set for Apple TV+ Christmas movie 'Spirited'

Spirited (Image credit: Ryan Reynolds)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ is getting a Christmas movie.
  • Spirited stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.
  • Reynolds shared a photo from day one of shooting on the new title.

Ryan Reynolds has shared a photo from day one of shooting for Apple TV+ Christmas movie Spirited, which also stars Will Ferrell and Sunita Mani.

Reynolds took to Twitter this week stating:

Day 1 shooting with one of my comedy idols, Will Ferrell. You'd barely notice this was an @Apple movie!Also iOS 14.6 will begin installing in 7 seconds…

Reynolds quip about barely noticing Apple's influence on production was clearly a joke referencing the fact he's wearing Apple's AirPods Pro, continuing a strong theme of Apple product placement in many of its shows.

The show also stars GLOW's Sunita Mani who will play Past, one of the ghosts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Spirited is a musical adaptation of Dickens' story, no release date has been set, although you might have guessed it will probably be released around Christmas time and the holiday season.

Yesterday Apple shared a new teaser for season 2 of Ted Lasso, which airs on July 23. From that report:

Ted Lasso didn't just inspire all of its viewers to be a little more kind - it inspired the cast as well.Ahead of the premiere of the second season of the adorable comedy series, Apple TV+ has posted a new video to its official YouTube channel called 'The Lasso Way'. The video features interviews with the cast of the series. Each of them talks about the impact that the show has had on people who watch as well as themselves.A number of the cast members talk about how they have heard from people thanking them for the show and how it has positively impacted their lives and how they treat others.

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