Gay actor David Moretti got a lot of fans thanks to his often scantily clad role in the homo-tastic vampire series The Lair, and now he’s teaming up with comedian Bruce Vilanch – best known for his years spent writing jokes for The Oscars – for a gay take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, called Scrooge & Marley.
The Advocate reports that the film will also feature Eating Out: Drama Camp’s Ronnie Kroell, A League of Their Own’s Megan Cavanagh, and Drop Dead Diva’s Rusty Schwimmer. According to the press release, the film will apparently have “heart, comedy and music,” and “the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale of a man’s redemption at the holidays-thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits-comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion.“
A Christmas Carol is the most adapted story in the history of cinema, so it’s about time it got a gay version!
“I am beyond excited to be a part of Scrooge & Marley,” the rather sexy Moretti says, “Christmas movies hold a very special place in my heart as I have a handful of favorites I’ve watched every single Christmas since I was a little boy. My hope is that Scrooge & Marley becomes that for the gay community. It’s a sweet, classic story of redemption – with a little glitter.”