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Cannes transformed to winter wonderland for Carrey

A Christmas Carol, Cannes 2009

Story by Jack Foley

‘SNOW’ fell at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on Monday (May 18, 2009), as Jim Carrey’s new 3D movie, A Christmas Carol enjoyed a lavish launch.

Part of the famous Croisette was turned into a winter wonderland for the special event, which began as Colin Firth and Robin Wright Penn arrived in the first of two fairytale horse drawn carriages to launch seven months of global anticipation of this exciting re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, which opens in cinemas around the world in November 2009.

Following by closely were Jim Carrey, his partner Jenny McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis and his wife Leslie also in their own horse drawn carriage.

Once they were joined by producers Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke, the fairytale sparkling photo call began festivities.

The Robert Zemeckis animated film, based on the famous Charles Dickens novel, finds Carrey take on not only the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, but also the three Christmas ghosts.

It will capture the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event.

The classic story begins as Ebenezer Scrooge (Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman) and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth).

But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.

The film is due to hit UK cinemas on November 6, 2009. Check out photos from the Cannes event