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An American Carol
8/1/08 - Vivendi Entertainment has picked up North American rights to David Zucker's new supernatural comedy An American Carol and will release it in the fall 2008.  The movie tracks a cynical, anti-American filmmaker who sets out on a crusade to abolish the July Fourth holiday. He is visited by three ghosts who try to show him the true meaning of America.  Directed, produced and written by Zucker, the movie is also produced by Mpower's Stephen McEveety and John Shepherd.  The cast includes Kevin Farley (Monk) as the filmmaker, plus Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Dennis Hopper, James Woods and Jon Voight. Lewis Friedman and Myrna Sokoloff co-wrote the script. A wide opening is set for Oct. 3.