Kevin Hart is developing a remake of Scrooged

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Kevin Hart, Bill Murray, Scrooged

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been adapted countless times into just about every medium out there, which is entirely understandable as the tale is truly timeless. In addition to the straight-forward adaptions of the story, there are just as many which offer up fresh perspectives and play with the plot in interesting ways. One of those is SCROOGED, a modern retelling which was directed by Richard Donner and starred Bill Murray.

THR has reported that a new version of SCROOGED is in the works as Kevin Hart has teamed up with Paramount in order to develop a remake of the classic Christmas comedy. While Hart hasn't officially signed on to star in the film, the project is being eyed as a potential acting vehicle. The search is currently underway for a writer to pen the script. SCROOGED followed Frank Cross, a selfish TV executive who is visited by various ghosts on Christmas Eve intent on helping him to regain his Christmas spirit.

Much like his buddy Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart keeps himself quite busy and his upcoming slate is jam-packed. The comedian is one of the stars of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, which hit theaters today, as well as the sequel to JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, which is slated for a December 13, 2019 release. Hart is also preparing to shoot FATHERHOOD, an adaptation of the best-selling "Two Kisses for Maddy," as well as EXTREME JOB with Tiffany Haddish and the MONOPOLY movie. Phew.

Source: THR

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