This should go well with your green eggs and ham! Johnny Depp is set to star as Dr. Seuss! The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Illumination Entertainment and Infinitum Nihil are working on a live-action movie about the life of classic children's author and illustrator Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Geisel.
Depp is set to produce the project and Universal Pictures will distribute. Keith Bunin is writing the screenplay.
The actor already starred as a famous writer before, that of J.M. Barrie, the guy who gave us "Peter Pan" in the film "Finding Neverland." So this is perfect! Oh the places Depp will go!
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I have much respect for Dakota Goyo! Truth be told, the child actor stole “Real Steel” from Hugh Jackman and he is one of the main reasons I’m recommending the movie 100%! He has been working virtually all of his life, yet, Dakota remains grounded, but he truly loves what he does! And he goes to a regular school and he says he doesn’t bring this “acting stuff” with him back home. Smart kid!
In the movie, Dakota plays Max, Jackman’s character’s estranged son. He awakens the fighting spirit of his wayward father. Dakota reminds me of a young Ricky Schroder from “The Champ.” And sure enough, there’s a scene in “Real Steel” where his character chants “champ, champ, champ” and I was in tears. (Read my "Real Steel" movie review right here)
In this interview, we talked about:
*** His interest in the character Max
*** The audition process – he auditioned 4 times!
*** Bonding with Hugh Jackman
*** The biggest challenge as an actor in “Real Steel”
*** The “Real Steel” Robots!
*** Who is his favorite bot?
*** Atom, the magical bot!
*** The dancing scenes between Max and Atom
*** Dakota is really proud of this movie!
*** Will his friends watch “Real Steel?”
*** And then he teaches me the robot dance he and Atom performed in the movie!
Here's more info on "Real Steel" from Yahoo:
In the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
Also Known As: Real Steel: The IMAX Experience
Logline: In the near future, a bot boxing manager and his son take their 2000-pound robot fighter to the box boxing championships.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Sports
Running Time: 2 hrs. 7 min.
Release Date: October 7th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action, and brief language.
Distributors: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast and Credits
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen
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When I first saw the trailer for “Real Steel,” I quickly dismissed it as a derivative film that was produced simply to lure the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em kids in all of us. We grew up with the boxing robots toy, and Walt Disney Pictures just wanted to capitalize on our nostalgia.
I was wrong. Read More...
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Last week "Dolphin Tale" debuted third at the box-office, but this weekend, the film claimed the top spot with $14.2 million. Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter, "Dolphin Tale" landed at No. 1 and successfully dethroned Disney's "The Lion King" which has been at the top spot for the past two weekends.
Exclusive "Dolphin Tale" Interviews (Click the names to see full interviews):
HARRY CONNICK JR.
NATHAN GAMBLE & COZI ZUEHLSDORFF (THE KIDS)
AUSTIN STOWELL (KYLE)
DIRECTOR CHARLES MARTIN SMITH
"The Lion King" fell to No. 3 with $11.1 million, while Sony's Brad Pitt flick "Moneyball" remained at No. 2 with $12.5 million.
Three new weekend releases failed to steal the top spot. "50/50" the cancer dramedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen debuted at No. 4 with $8.85 million, while the faith-based "Courageous" also from Sony opened at No. 5 with $8.8 million.
Universal did not screen "Dream House" for critics, and apparently, viewers were not in the mood to watch the scary flick as well. Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts star in the film which debuted at No. 6 with $8.2 million. (Check out our TOP 10 BEST HAUNTED HOUSE MOVIES right here)
Another film that flopped was Fox's romantic comedy "What's Your Number?" starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans which debuted at No. 8 with $5.6 million. Yikes!
Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of Sept. 30th:
1. "Dolphin Tale," $14.2 million.
2. "Moneyball," $12.5 million.
3. "The Lion King," $11.1 million
4. "50/50," $8.85 million.
5. "Courageous," $8.8 million.
6. "Dream House," $8.2 million.
7. "Abduction," $5.65 million.
8. "What's Your Number?", $5.6 million.
9. "Contagion," $5 million.
10. "Killer Elite," $4.9 million.
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