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Robert Zemeckis Delivers Four Jim Carreys in Your Christmas Stocking

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A Carrey Carol: Jim Carrey will play Ebenezer Scrooge plus the three ghosts who haunt him through the dual miracles of performance capture technology and his own rubbery face in Robert Zemeckis’s A Christmas Carol for Disney. Anyone who goes to see this movie deserves what he gets. [Variety]

Dennis Hopper for President!: Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer join cast of Kevin Costner comedy Swing Vote, about a presidential election that comes down to a single New Mexico voter, as the presidential candidates. Nathan Lane and Stanley Tucci will play their campaign managers, and George Lopez is also cast. [Variety]

Water for Elephants Optioned: Book-club best-seller Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, is optioned by Bourne Identity producer and manager Andrew Tennenbaum. Leonard Hartman will write the adaptation. [Variety]

DC Comics Go Online: DC Comics launches Zuda, an online comics imprint-slash-competition that will reward winners of monthly Webcomic contests with Web and print publication. “It’s not a place to submit your Batman story,” says director, DC’s Ron Perazza, stressing that the site will focus on independent-minded Webcomics. [PW]

Celebrity Jurors Cast: Jury Duty, syndicated court show featuring celebrity jurors, names cast of stars who will make an appearance in the box, and it’s a cornucopia of C-list delight: Phyllis Diller, Ed Begley Jr., Tiffany, Todd Bridges, Bruce Vilanch, and Scott Hamilton particularly excite us. This show will be so great we wish we weren’t too old to get stoned and watch TV. [HR]

Robert Zemeckis Delivers Four Jim Carreys in Your Christmas Stocking