Jim Carrey is reportedly in the running to land the lead role in the upcoming Dr Seuss biopic, Seuss.
According to The Illuminerdi, Carrey has held talks with Entertainment One and Rain Dog Films to play the beloved children’s author, who was born Theodor Geisel in 1904.
No director is currently attached to the project, which is based on a script from Eyal Podell and Jonathan Stewart, and will reportedly follow the writer as he experiences various tragedies from the age of eight to 50.
Several of Seuss’ works have been adapted for both the small and big screens, including the recent Netflix animation of Green Eggs and Ham and 2012 film The Lorax, which starred Danny DeVito and Ed Helms.
If the reports are true and Carrey does secure the job, it won’t be the first time he has starred in a Dr Seuss-related project. He portrayed The Grinch in the 2000 adaptation of the famous Christmas tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas, for which he earned a Golden Globes Best Actor nomination.
It view of which, it seems his involvement in this new Seuss project could be a good fit.