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Mariah Carey is coming to a theater near you (rejoice, Glitter fans!).
The 45-year-old "All I Want for Christmas Is You" singer is set to star in an upcoming, untitled Christmas film, E! News has confirmed. According to Deadline, who first reported the story, Carey will play a "major role" in the flick.
While the plot is unknown, the trades reports that "Christmas is at the film's center, along with a theme of how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest and most authentic feelings." The movie will also feature some of Carey's classic holiday songs, along with tunes from other artists.
As for the origin of the exciting project, Carey came up with the idea herself and pitched it to her BFF and recently rumored boyfriend Brett Ratner! The duo recently sparked dating rumors when they were photographed together on vacation. However, a source told E! News that the romance rumors are false, adding, "Brett thinks it's silly."
Carey's Christmas movie will be written by writers David Diamond and David Weissman and produced by Jon Shestack.
Carey has had a mixed history with her feature film appearances. Her performance in the 2001 film Glitter was basically universally panned by critics and fans. However, her small role in the Oscar-nominated flick Precious received acclaim.