Now we are loving this one. Kevin Hart and Paramount Pictures are partnering on a remake of the Bill Murray Christmas comedy “Scrooged.”
Bill Murry’s “Scrooged” is a Christmas classic, but it could use an update, and we can’t believe we just said that but hearing that Kevin Hart will star as the lead makes us happy. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com has learned that Kevin Hart will produce the project through his HartBeat Productions and will likely take on a starring role.
Insiders say that the project is still in its early days and without someone to pen te script.
Currently, Hart is currently gearing up to shoot “Fatherhood,” Sony’s adaptation of the weepy best-seller “Two Kisses for Maddy.”
You can hear his voice in this summers “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which Universal and Illumination opened Friday. The “Night School” actor is also set to appear on the big screen in the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which opens in December and stars Dwayne Johnson.
The original 1988 dark comedy starred Bill Murray and was directed by Richard Donner as a modern-day retelling of the Charles Dickens novel. In the film, Murray played a greedy TV executive who meets with three ghosts in an effort to regain his Christmas spirit. Compared to previous retellings, Donner’s film featured a darker look while capitalizing on Murray’s comedic timing to deliver laughs. The film has since become a cult hit over the years and is popular among viewers when it airs during the holidays.
Hart is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Schreck Rose.