Country star Trace Adkins will will play the Spirit of Christmas Future (aka the Grim Reaper) in David Zucker’s indie Christmas comedy “American Carol” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper have cameos in the takeoff on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale. Adkins character uses his musical abilities to help Scrooge (Kelsey Grammer) avoid a tragic end.
Adkins made his screen debut in this year’s Slamdance entry “Trailer Park of Terror”. Zucker co-wrote the screenplay with exec producer Myrna Sokoloff.
The film is shooting in Los Angeles through April 15th.