Mariah Carey Christmas movie in the works at New Line
Deck the halls and break out the mistletoe, a Mariah Carey Christmas movie is in the works. Producer Jonathan Shestack confirmed Tuesday that New Line Cinema is developing the untitled project, which he will co-produce alongside Mariah’s BFF Brett Ratner.
“It’s a little bit about how music can take you back in time,” he told EW. “It will be everything you hope a Christmas movie with Mariah Carey would be.”
David Diamond and David Weissman, the writers behind The Family Man, were also tapped for the film, and James Packer and John Cheng of RatPac Entertainment will executive produce. The soundtrack will feature plenty of high notes from the pop diva who, according to Shestack, “is like the empress of Christmas.”
If you’re feeling the Mariah Christmas spirit like we are, listen to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” below. The single, which appeared on Mariah’s “Merry Christmas” album in 1994, has sold more than 14 million copies to date.