Ashanti, Vivica A. Fox, Eva Marcille, Robin Givens, Mckenzie Small, and Mel B will celebrate the holiday season with a VH1 movie titled A New Diva’s Christmas Carol.
The film centers on a mean-spirited singer named Aphrodite who becomes a judge on a reality show and is visited by three spirits who take her on a journey through love (and Christmas) past, present and future to try and shake her out of her funk.
The movie comes from MTV Entertainment Studios, Green Door Pictures and Blue Ice Pictures. It’s directed by Rusty Cundieff from a script written by Aydrea Walden.
Executive producers include Idris Elba and Ana Garanito for Green Door Pictures; Lance Samuels and Samantha Levine for Blue Ice Pictures.
“Coming from the land of Charles Dickens we love a good Christmas Carol, so we’re delighted to partner with Paramount to bring you Aydrea Walden’s bang-up-to-date version with a stellar cast of Ashanti, Vivica A. Fox, Robin Givens, Eva Marcille and Mel B,” Idris Elba said in a statement. “From my family to yours, enjoy and happy holidays.”
Trevor Rose, Josh Van Houdt, Andrew Lutin, Marcia Lansdown, Donny Hugo Herran and Janee Dabney serve as executive producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.
A New Diva’s Christmas Carol premieres Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1.