The Grinch (film)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!|
by Dr. Seuss
|Narrated by||Pharrell Williams|
|Music by||Danny Elfman|
|Edited by||Chris Cartagena|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Grinch) is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy Christmas film produced by Illumination Entertainment. Based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, it is the third screen adaptation of the story, following the 1966 TV special of the same name and the 2000 live-action feature-length also of the same name. It is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow, narrated by Pharrell Williams, and starring the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury. The film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on November 9, 2018 in RealD 3D and selected IMAX theaters.
The Grinch hatches a scheme with his trusted canine Max to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan to make their annual holiday three times bigger that year. Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who plans to seek out Santa Claus to thank him for helping her widowed mother every Christmas, but little does she know she is trying to blow the Grinch's cover.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch, a grumpy, green creature who dislikes Christmas.
- Cameron Seely as Cindy Lou Who, a young resident of Whoville.
- Rashida Jones
- Kenan Thompson
- Angela Lansbury as The Mayor of Whoville
- Pharrell Williams as The Narrator
Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as the titular character in April 2016. By September 2018, Pharrell Williams has been cast as the narrator while Angela Lansbury will voice the Mayor of Whoville. Rashida Jones, Cameron Seely, and Kenan Thompson have also been cast in the film.
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In November 20, 2017, Danny Elfman was revealed to be composing the film's score. Tyler, the Creator wrote a new song for the film titled "I Am the Grinch", which as featured in the final trailer. Tyler and Elfman collaborated on a new version of the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the film.
The first official trailer was released on March 8, 2018. The second trailer was released on June 14, 2018. The third and final trailer was released online on September 18, 2018, along with a new poster.
Box office projections
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