Richard Donner directed the original film, which served as a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Murrray played a selfish TV executive who has lost his Christmas spirit and is visited by various ghosts to help him regain his holiday cheer. Karen Allen co-starred alongside Robert Mitchum and ’80s stalwart Bobcat Goldthwait from the beloved Police Academy franchise.
A Christmas Carol has been adapted for the big screen multiple times — who could forget the CG movie starring Jim Carrey — but Scrooged has endured as a holiday classic over the years, largely thanks to Murray and the strength of his performance. Though to be completely honest, this Jewish boy has never been a big fan, and greatly prefers watching Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Dec. 25 — if there are no good movies to see in theaters, of course.
Hart will soon begin filming Sony’s dramedy Fatherhood, which will co-star Alfre Woodard and spunky newcomer Melody Hurd. He’ll soon be seen alongside pal Dwayne Johnson in the Jumanji sequel, and you’ll also be able to hear Hart voicing Snowball in The Secret Life of Pets 2, which opens Friday. He’s represented by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment, and THR broke the news of the project.