Bill Murray in the original Scrooged.
Image: Paramount Pictures

When I think of movies I need to see again, with new actors and a slightly refreshed script, of course I think of the moderately charming late-’80s Bill Murray vehicle Scrooged. Do you—do you not?

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Paramount certainly does, which is why they’ve signed a deal with comedian and former homophobic-joke-teller Kevin Hart to develop a remake of the film, which adapted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with the stunning innovations of being set in the modern day and featuring absolutely zero Muppets.

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No word yet on who will star in the film, but my money’s on Kevin Hart.


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