In a podcast on the BEOWULF website, Robert Zemeckis revealed additional cast members for his performance capture adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Colin Firth and Gary Oldman will be joining Bob Hoskins and Jim Carrey, who will play Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future. In a separate podcast, Robin Wright Penn also confirmed her involvement in the film.
Zemeckis wrote the screenplay specifically with Carrey in mind. ImageMovers partners Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke will produce along with Zemeckis.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be the first film released in the distribution pact between Zemeckis' ImageMovers Digital and Walt Disney Pictures, which is eying Nov. 6, 2009 for the film's release.