An Alternative View Of The Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Legendary Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton"Ice Cube is ready to say "Humbug."

Deadline reports that the rapper-turned-actor is set to play a rich, miserly real estate mogul (no, this is not a biopic of Donald Trump) in a new adaptation of "A Christmas Carol."

Tim Story, who worked with Cube on "Barbershop" and the "Ride Along" movies, will direct. "Humbug" is being eyed for a possible release during the 2017 holiday season.

Cube's Scrooge will be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who show him how awful his life has turned out — and how to change it for the better. "A Christmas Carol" has been adapted into dozens of films; the last major one was directed by Robert Zemeckis in 2009 and featured Jim Carrey in motion-capture.

Cube can next be seen on the big screen in "Ride Along 2," slated for release on January 15. And of course, he's still raking in money as an executive producer of "Straight Outta Compton," which starred his son as himself.

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