'Dr. Seuss' Biopic to Bring Iconic Characters to Life Alongside Theodor Geisel

Johnny Depp will star in this story about the famous children's author, mixing live action with CGI.

Dr. Seuss biopic to bring animated characters to life alongside the author
Dr. Seuss biopic to bring animated characters to life alongside the author
The Untitled Dr. Seuss Project is set to bring the iconic characters created by Theodor Geisel to animated life alongside the children's author, who will be played by Johnny Depp in this big screen biopic.

The movie is being described as a cross between Finding Neverland and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, with The Cat In The Hat and The Lorax sharing screen time alongside a live-action Depp, pulling the audience inside Dr. Seuss' head to see his creative process at work.

Johnny Depp had this to say about the film.

"A lot of writers I know have a tendency to talk to themselves or talk as the character - and then talk as the other character. You know what I mean? They can have a whole dialogue with themselves. There's something interesting about bringing these characters to life and maybe even witnessing him have a relationship with them."

Johnny Depp is interested in exploring all aspects of Theodor Geisel's life, including his time spent as a political cartoonist.

"This is the man who created all these incredible characters that every single one of us grew up with and loved. What was going on inside his mind? What was his life all about - all the way up to the end? How did he feel about it, how did he feel about those characters, and how did he live?"

Johnny Depp and his sister Christi Dembrowski will produce the film through their Infinitum Nihil banner alongside Illumination Entertainment, the company that brought us Dr. Seuss' the Lorax earlier this year, and that are working on a CGI reboot of Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat.

It is not yet known which iconic Dr. Seuss characters will appear in the film. Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski are working closely with Theodor Geisel's wife Audrey Geisel in bringing this project together.

Untitled Dr. Seuss Project comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Johnny Depp.



Sources: EW

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  1. moviegeek

    Finding Whoville.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  2. moviegeek

    Could be great like Finding Neverland.

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  3. LuxoIII

    @SherlockHolmes2009 But that can make it a real biopic, because we're seeing what Seuss sees in his mind.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  4. ridgl

    old news

    3 years agoby @ridglFlag

  5. Mr_Jellyfish

    This sounds like the perfect role for Depp, could be good

    3 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I still don't feel it

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    That might work as a chidrens movie, but Id rather prefer it with just a real biopic and no animation

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag