Kelvin Hart and Paramount pictures are partnering on a remake of the Bill Murray Christmas Comedy – Scrooged.
Currently gearing up to shoot ‘Fatherhood’ Sony’s adaptation of the weepy best seller ‘Two Kisses for Maddy and a voice star of the Secret Life of Pets 2, which is Universal and Illumination opened Friday, Hart is currently developing the project through his HartBeat productions and will likely be taking a starring role.
Sources have equally revealed that the project is still very much in its early day without a script or a writer.
Accordingly, the Night school actor is also planning to appear on the big screen in the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Which will open in December, also starring Dwayne Johnson.
However, 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.