Kelsey Grammer has just signed up to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in David Zucker's satire feature An American Carol. According to Variety, this will be the second time Grammer has played Scrooge, the first time being in the NBC-Hallmark production of A Christmas Carol in 2004.

An American Carol is a satire of contemporary American culture, particularly the Hollywood scene. Zucker, wrote the screenplay with Myrna Sokoloff and will finance the film with Stephen McEveety.

Production for An American Carol is scheduled to start February 28th on location in Los Angeles.