New Line developing a Christmas-themed movie with Mariah Carey

A music-driven Christmas movie featuring Mariah Carey is in the works at New Line

All New Line Cinema wants for Christmas is you … to see a Mariah Carey movie.

The Warner Bros. unit has acquired a pitch for an untitled Christmas movie based on an idea Carey brought to RatPac Entertainment co-founder Brett Ratner, The Times has confirmed.

Plot details have yet to be revealed for the film, which is being written by David Diamond and David Weissman, but it will explore the theme of how music can transport people back in time to their most authentic feelings.

Carey is to play a role in the film, which would feature songs by her and other artists. The movie does not yet have a director or release date. Ratner will produce with Jon Shestack.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Carey, 45, is of course known as a pop diva boasting a five-octave vocal range, five Grammys and a fan base that has bought 200 million records over the course of her career. She's particularly associated with the holiday season thanks to her 1994 hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

The self-described "elusive chanteuse" has also dabbled in acting, with credits including "Precious" and "The Butler."

Ratner previously worked with Diamond and Weissman on the 2000 film "The Family Man," which he directed from their script.

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