After his last few films flopped at the box office and the very public firing of his agent, it seemed like Jim Carrey would be taking a break from Hollywood for awhile. However, it appears that the opposite will happen with Carrey being offered several roles to choose from. Apparently, the 45-year-old actor/comedian is not loosing his stuff after all.

His newest announced role will be to play Ebenezer Scrooge at all ages and the three haunting spirits in a computer-animated remake of “A Christmas Carol” with the Walt Disney Company. Written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film will be made using a blend of 3-D animation and “performance capture” in which the voice actors act out their movements in special suits and are transferred into a computer where animators match them to the animated characters they are playing. Zemeckis is no stranger to this style having utilized it in his 2004 film “The Polar Express.” The new “Beowulf” movie will do the same.

Fans will also remember that Carrey has had experience playing a scrooge before. In 2007, he played the Grinch in the live-action version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” However, in playing Ebenezer scrooge, he will have to live up to several previous performances from TV and movie adaptations. Aside from this, he is also adamant about continuing production on Paramount’s “Ripley’s Belive It Or Not!” Paramount is holding out for director Tim Burton’s schedule to free up. He is currently in post-production on DramWorks’ “Sweeney Todd.” He is also signed on to a dark comedy to play a gay man who escapes from prison in “I Love You Phillip Morris.” Alos up to him is “Me Time,” in which he will play a reluctant nursemaid to his sick wife and family. He has also signed on to star in “Sober Buddies,” another comedy for Universal Studios. With so many projects in the making, productions may have to start waiting for Carrey’ schedule to free up before they can all be completed.

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