Ice Cube to Play Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’ Update

by E. Parker

Now that the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, has become a smash at the box officer, Ice Cube is set to play a character with a different attitude. N.W.A’s in-house poet has signed on to play an updated Ebenezer Scrooge in a remix of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

Related: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Becomes Highest Grossing Music Biopic in History

Universal Pictures, the studio that also produced Straight Outta Compton won a bidding war over MGM, New Line and Disney, as reported by Deadline. Ice Cube, who is “poised to crack the eight-figure mark,” will re-imagine the role of Scrooge as real estate mogul.

Tim Story, who directed Cube in Barbershop and Ride Along, is slated to direct.

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