Robert Zemeckis and Jim Carrey Team Up for "A Christmas Carol"

by | July 6, 2007 | Comments

We haven’t had a major (or good) adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" for a while now. Specifically, it’s been 15 years since "The Muppet Christmas Carol." Well, good things come to boys and girls who wait: Empire reports Robert Zemeckis is prepping to film the classic Charles Dickens novel with Jim Carrey.

Carey will be playing Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts who come to spook him out on Christmas Eve. Zemeckis wrote the screenplay with Carrey in mind.

Bob Hoskins will co-star in "A Christmas Carol," which will be filmed in the same creepy-cool animation style of Zemeckis‘ "The Polar Express" and his upcoming "Beowulf."

"[Zemeckis is] going to make ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Jim Carrey," Hoskins said. "He wants me to play Mr. Fezziwig. He’s doing in that way he did ‘Polar Express.’ You stand in a box with that funny suit on and it reads everything you do. Am I going to do it? Of course I am!"


"Learn the meaning of Christmas again? Hmm…"

This is the first time Hoskins and Zemeckis will work together since the awesome "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Zemeckis’ next film, "Beowulf," based on the epic poem and starring Ray Winstone and Crispin Glover, will be out in theaters November 21.

Source: Variety, Empire

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