Johnny Depp to play Dr. Suess in new film
Johnny Depp continues to add to his already busy schedule. The actor, who has been focusing on family films lately, is set to play Dr. Suess in a biopic he will also produce. The story will focus on the life of the famous author and illustrator Dr. Seuss a.k.a. Theodor Geisel. The live-action film may feature CGI elements to create a visual style in-line with Suess’ books.
Here are some details about Suess’ backgound:
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.
I am liking he idea of Depp doing roles that will blend reality with fantasy. He had success with FINDING NEVERLAND and this should be a successful biopic as well. I love Green Eggs And Ham the most out of all his classic books. What are your thoughts? Which Dr. Suess book is your favorite?