After scoring a No. 1 on Hot Country Songs this week with "You're Gonna Miss This" and finishing second on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," country star Trace Adkins is joining the cast of director David Zucker's new comedy "American Carol," currently shooting in Los Angeles.

Adkins will play the Spirit of Christmas Future who uses his special musical abilities to bring insight to Scrooge (Kelsey Grammer), in an effort to help him avoid an inevitable and tragic end. The film is scheduled for Christmas release.

Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper appear in the film in cameo roles.