We’ve seen Jim Carrey as The Grinch, and he’s set to play Horton in Horton Hears a Who, and he played Count Olaf in in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, so we’re used to seeing him in classic roles. The MTV Movie Blog has news that Carrey will play Santa in an upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The movie is being written and directed by Robert Zemeckis (Beowulf, Monster House) and is set for release on November 6th, 2009.
While the quote from young co-star Sammi Hanratty claims that Carrey is playing Santa, IMDb has him listed as playing “Ebenezer Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past / Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.”
Carrey always delivers when given room to take the character where he pleases, so this should be a hit come Christmas ’09.