Actor lined up for modern-day 'Carol' feature

Kelsey Grammer will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the indie satire “An American Carol,” directed by “Scary Movie 4″ helmer David Zucker.

Grammer, who previously played Dickens’ stingy protag in the NBC-Hallmark production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2004, will play a modern-day Ebenezer in new film, which lampoons contemporary American culture, particularly Hollywood. Zucker penned the screenplay along with Myrna Sokoloff.

Stephen McEveety and Zucker are financing the pic; production is scheduled to start Feb. 28 in Los Angeles.

Grammer will shoot the film and his Fox series “Back to You” concurrently. In the summer, Grammer will star in Disney’s “Swing Vote.” His film credits include “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Toy Story 2.”

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