Entertainment Movies Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Team Up on the Set of Their Holiday Movie Musical 'Spirited' Ryan Reynolds tweeted last week that he had kicked off shooting Spirited with "one of [his] comedy idols," Will Ferrell By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 15, 2021 04:56 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Ryan Reynolds (L) and Will Ferrell (center) on the set of Spirited. Photo: Backgrid It may be summertime, but Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell are getting into the Christmas spirit! The actors were photographed on Monday in Boston on the set of their upcoming holiday movie musical Spirited, a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 1843 classic novel A Christmas Carol. Reynolds — who is set to play a version of crotchety protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge, Collider reports — wore a classic black suit and a green mask, while Ferrell (also masked up), 53, rocked a whimsical black-and-green ensemble with a diamond pattern. According to Collider, Ferrell will star opposite Reynolds, 44, as a version of the Ghost of Christmas Present. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Will Ferrell on the set of Spirited. BACKGRID Ryan Reynolds Makes Surprise SNL Appearance as Host Will Ferrell Fangirls Over Blake Lively Meanwhile, Octavia Spencer is set to take on the role of a co-worker of Scrooge's, seemingly similar to the kindly character Bob Cratchit. IMDb also lists GLOW and Mr. Robot actress Sunita Mani in the cast, as a version of the Ghost of Christmas Past. Reynolds tweeted about his excitement for production beginning on the AppleTV+ project last week. It does not have a release date yet. "Day 1 shooting with one of my comedy idols, Will Ferrell," he wrote on July 6, going on to joke, "You'd barely notice this was an @Apple movie! Also iOS 14.6 will begin installing in 7 seconds … " RELATED VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Stars in Hilarious Ad Promoting Hallmark Channel Holiday Films and His New Movie Free Guy This isn't the first time Reynolds nor Ferrell have fronted a holiday film. The former starred in the 2005 Christmas romantic comedy Just Friends (which he recently recreated a scene from on TikTok!), while Ferrell starred in the 2003 classic Elf. Reynolds is also helping the Hallmark Channel usher in the Christmas season early this year, insisting in a PEOPLE-exclusive clip that he "needs" the holiday movie season. In the hilarious footage, the actor adds that the Hallmark films are like being "in a little snow globe" as he also promotes his latest movie, Free Guy. His big-budget comedy follows Guy (Reynolds), a bank teller who lives in Free City who has everything he could possibly want — except love. When he falls for Jodie Comer's mysterious character Milly, she reveals a seemingly impossible truth. "Guy, this world is a video game and in two days the game is going to shut down," Comer, 28, says in the movie's preview, before Reynolds' character replies, "What if we can save it?"