Kevin Hart Developing ‘Scrooged’ Remake With Paramount

Kevin Hart and Paramount Pictures are partnering on a remake of the Bill Murray Christmas comedy “Scrooged.”Sources confirmed to Variety that 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 without a writer or a script.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 currently gearing up to shoot “Fatherhood,

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