Kevin Hart and Paramount Are Developing a Remake of Scrooged, Which We Can All Agree Is Very Necessary

Bill Murray in the original Scrooged.
Bill Murray in the original Scrooged.
Image: Paramount Pictures

When I think of movies I need to see again, with new actors and a slightly refreshed script, of course I think of the moderately charming late-’80s Bill Murray vehicle Scrooged. Do you—do you not?


The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Paramount certainly does, which is why they’ve signed a deal with comedian and former homophobic-joke-teller Kevin Hart to develop a remake of the film, which adapted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with the stunning innovations of being set in the modern day and featuring absolutely zero Muppets.

No word yet on who will star in the film, but my money’s on Kevin Hart.

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No. Just NO. Don’t do a remake of Scrooged, do a retelling of a Christmas Carol. Add in the Rock and I’ll be interested.