Jim Carrey is set to topline a new motion-capture animated version of the classic "A Christmas Carol."
Although Bob Hoskins was telling the press last week that he was playing Mr. Fezziwig in the Charles Dickens adaptation, both trades take great pains to emphasize that their sources won't confirm Hoskins' involvement. That's what you get for leaking, Bob.
There are many options for the definitive big or small screen version of Scrooge and "A Christmas Carol." Some old schoolers may like Reginald Owen in the 1938 film, but we prefer Bill Murray in "Scrooged" or perhaps Michael Caine in "The Muppet Christmas Carol."
Carrey's most recent film, "The Number 23," took in a disappointing $35 million at the domestic box office. After a series of stalled films -- "Used Guys," "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" and "A Little Game" -- Carrey has recently been linked to a number of films including "Me Time," "I Love You Phillip Morris" and "Sober Buddies."