Carrey to star as Scrooge

Jim Carrey's fans are in for a festive treat - he is to star in a new animated adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.

Jim Carrey's fans are in for a festive treat - he is to star in a new animated adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.

The 'Bruce Almighty' funnyman will play Scrooge, as well as the Ghost Of Christmas Past, Present and Future in the new special effects extravaganza directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Zemeckis will use the same performance capture technology seen in his 2004 film 'The Polar Express' and forthcoming 'Beowulf'.

Other actors to have played Charles Dickens' iconic character include Bill Murray, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart and Albert Finney.

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