Johnny Depp Considers Dr. Seuss Biopic, Noomi Rapace Talks ‘Prometheus’

Johnny Depp is poised to star as yet another colorful author in the upcoming Dr. Seuss biopic.

He is reported to be producing the project, but is also considering playing beloved children’s author, born Theodor Geisel, in the upcoming flick. Though the movie won’t end up relying on CGI as much as, say, “Alice in Wonderland” did, the flick’s producers did say that it will include some animated elements. Depp has already portrayed “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” author Hunter S. Thompson on the big screen.

Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Out Of “Die Hard 5″
Those of you hoping “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” star Mary Elizabeth Winstead would reprise her role as John McClane’s daughter in “Die Hard 5″ are out of luck. In an interview with The Playlist, Winstead said she’s “assuming I will not be [in the movie] because I have not heard anything yet.” Interestingly enough, “Die Hard 5″ is said to follow McClane’s adventures with his son instead of his daughter.

Noomi Rapace Talks “Prometheus”
Little is known about Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic “Prometheus,” but star Noomi Rapace recently shared a couple more nuggets about the plot. In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aften Posten, Rapace said that her character Elizabeth Shaw turns from a survivor to a fighter halfway through the movie because of certain events that occur. Shaw is British but was raised by her missionary father in Africa. “From him she learned to believe in God, and she has a strong inner self,” Rapace said.

Doug Jones Joins “Neighborhood Watch”
Most people will know “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy” star Doug Jones best for how he looks under many layers of prosthetics, and that will continue to be the case when he stars in Akiva Schaffer’s “Neighborhood Watch.” The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jones will play a party-crashing alien in the flick, and we’re assuming the role will probably require plenty of prosthetics.

More Join “World War Z”
Deadline is reporting that yet another actor has joined Marc Forster’s adaptation of “World War Z.” Veteran character actor David Morse of “The Rock” and “Drive Angry” fame will play an undisclosed role in the zombie thriller. “World War Z” hits theaters on December 21, 2012.

Tamara Tunie Takes “Flight”
According to Variety, “Law and Order: SVU” actress Tamara Tunie has joined Robert Zemeckis’s latest, “Flight.” The film follows Denzel Washington as an airline pilot struggling with substance abuse issues. The movie also stars John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo. It’s scheduled to hit theaters in 2012.

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