Johnny Depp has been officially cast to play the famous Dr. Seuss for Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Why wouldn't Depp play Dr. Seuss? The guy is being cast in anything and everything he can possibly fit into his schedule, he's also putting some focus on doing more family films for his kids. Dr. Seuss is definitely a role that is calling his name. Depp's not only starring in the movie, but he's producing it as well.
The movie will be a live action film about the life of the famous author and illustrator Dr. Seuss a.k.a. Theodor Geisel. The studio is also considering adding in CGI elements to give it a stylistic feel, but it isn't set in stone. It would make sense because of the wacky world that the good Dr. created in his books.
Geisel was born in 1904 and grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. He ended up attending college at Dartmouth. Throughout his early years, he drew advertising and comic strips, then political cartoons during World War II. By 1950, Geisel was publishing the books that became worldwide classics. He published 46 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He ended up dying of throat cancer in 1991.
Depp's a great actor that can pretty much pull off anything, so there's know doubt he'll end up giving yet another incredible performance. Who knows, maybe this will be the role that gets him an Oscar.