Ice Cube to play Scrooge in Christmas Movie

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Ice Cube has had a great few years with the success of Ride Along, the Jump Street films and Straight Outta Compton. And now it seems that the success won’t end there as Deadline reports that he has negotiated an eight-figure fee to star in Humbug, a Scrooge-riffing Christmas comedy.

Of course taking Charles Dickens’ perennial A Christmas Carol as its inspiration, Humbug will see the stern-faced rapper playing an ultra-capitalist real-estate mogul shown the error of his greedy ways when visited by a succession of didactic ghosts on Christmas Eve.

MGM, New Line and Disney all wanted the project, but Universal won the bidding war. Humbug is expected for Christmas 2017.

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