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Carrie Fisher Books Modern Day 'Christmas Carol' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 5:30PM
Carrie Fisher Hallmark MovieCarrie Fisher, Carson Kressley and Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in Hallmark Channel's 'Caroling,' a new take on the Charles Dickens classic, 'A Christmas Carol.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will air during the holiday season of 2012. The movie follows Vaugier's character, Carol Huffman, a successful Chicago book publisher.

In the flick, the ruthless businesswoman's colleague, played by Kressley, organizes a secret revolt against her. Fisher will play the deceased founder of the publishing house who takes Carol on a journey through the past, present and future.

Olivia Cheng and Tygh Runyan also star.

In other casting news ...

'Psych' actor Sage Brocklebank will play Gaston on 'Once Upon a Time.' 'Lost' actress Emilie De Ravin will play Belle. [E! Online]

Luke Perry is reprising his 'Goodnight For Justice' role. 'Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man' will debut Jan. 28 at 8PM ET on Hallmark Channel. [Hallmark]

Ice Cube could be heading to FX. The rapper/actor is set to star in and executive producer 'Eye For An Eye' a new revenge-fueled drama series about a former paramedic who snaps. [Deadline]

Kathy Griffin will guest star on 'Whitney.' Griffin will play Lindsay, a co-worker of Whitney's friend, Roxanne, in an early 2012 episode. [TV Guide]

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