Kevin Hart Developing Remake of Bill Murray Comedy ‘Scrooged’

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Kevin Hart and Paramount Pictures are developing a remake of the 1988 Christmas comedy “Scrooged,” which starred Bill Murray as a cynical TV executive.
Hart will likely star as the Scrooge-like main character, who needs to be visited by three ghosts to stop being such a selfish jerk.
“Scrooged,” directed by Richard Donner, was a moderate box office hit, but its irreverent take on the Charles Dickens classic helped make it a cult favorite.
The busy Hart is getting ready to  shoot “Fatherhood,” Sony’s adaptation of the tear-jerking best-seller “Two Kisses for Maddie.”
And he’s back as angry rabbit Snowball in “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which opens today.
[Via THR]

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