When Mariah Carey, 45, and director Brett Ratner, 46, were snapped cozying up over a week ago on a yacht in St. Barts, the rumor mill began swirling that the two were dating.
Carey and Ratner have known each other for many years (he directed several of her music videos) and it looks like it was two friends catching up and discussing their new business venture, a new film.
According to Deadline, New Line has pre-emptively bought an untitled Mariah Carey Christmas pitch from Ratner's RatPac Entertainment.
Carey, who has one of the highest selling Christmas song of all-time in "All I Want for Christmas Is You," a 1994 tune that has sold more than 14 million copies globally, will play "a major role in the film."
The workings of the film are under wraps, but it's centered around Christmas along with a theme of how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest and most authentic feelings. The plan is to include feature songs from all different artists in addition to songs by Carey.