Mychael Danna has signed on to score the upcoming biographical drama The Man Who Invented Christmas. The film is directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) and stars Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, Christopher Plummer as Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce as Dicken’s father. The movie is based on Les Standiford’s book and recounts how Charles Dickens created his iconic A Christmas Carol. Susan Coyne (Mozart in the Jungle) wrote the screenplay. Robert Mickelson and Ian Sharples are producing the project. The Man Who Invented Christmas will be released on November 3, 2017 by Bleecker Street.

Danna’s upcoming projects also include the animated feature The Breadwinner, which will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival and the Netflix and CBC mini-series Alias Grace. The Academy Award-winning composer whose previous scoring credits include Life of PiMoneyball and Capote co-scored both projects with Jeff Danna.