Ice Cube To Star As Scrooge In “Humbug” Christmas Movie
According to Deadline, Universal has acquired the rights to a script called Humbug. The film is a retelling of Charles’ Dickens A Christmas Carol in which Ice Cube will play the infamous Scrooge.
Universal prevailed over MGM, New Line and Disney in a script deal worth high six figures against low seven-figures for scribes Todd R Jones and Earl Richey Jones. They originally set this script up at Relativity, and got it back as that company was heading into Chapter 11. UTA reps all the elements here, and the agency packaged it and went back out and it’s going to be a happy Christmas for everybody: Cube is poised to crack the eight-figure salary mark when the film gets made. He is producing alongside Jeff Kwatinetz, with Jones & Jones aboard as co-producers.
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