johnny depp Johnny Depp on board for Dr. Seuss biopic

Something tells us that Johnny Depp will be right at home amongst the Truffulas and the Heffalumps. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, slightly off-kilter A-lister Johnny Depp has signed on to produce an upcoming biopic of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss (real name Theodor Geisel). Depp’s Infinitum Nihil company will co-produce the film with the potential for Depp to topline as the author himself. 

Depp has already portrayed a famous children’s author, “Peter Pan” scribe J.M. Barrie in the 2004 movie “Finding Neverland.” The result? A handful of Oscar nominations. But the Seuss role seems like a perfect fit for the charming thesp. Dare we say a Seuss/Depp flick would actually outdo the previously existing Seuss films “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Grinch.” We only cordially ask that Tim Burton sits this one out.  

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