Country star Trace Adkins will make a ghostly appearance opposite Kelsey Grammer 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. The singer will play the Spirit of Christmas Future (aka the Grim Reaper), who uses his musical abilities to help Scrooge (Grammer) avoid a tragic end.
Adkins was a finalist on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and his new single, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” just hit No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
Zucker co-wrote the screenplay with executive producer Myrna Sokoloff. The film is shooting in Los Angeles through April 15.