Johnny Depp’s Dr. Seuss Biopic Features Animated Characters?

Apparently Dr. Seuss won’t be the only colorful character in Johnny Depp’s upcoming biopic about the children’s book author. Some of his beloved characters might be making an appearance in the film as well.

In an interview with Larry King, Depp said that the biographical movie will likely feature a combination of live action and animation.

“It’s something we’re developing with Seuss’ widow, [Theodor] Geisel’s widow,” he said. “It’s a very exciting possibility, because it’s a combination of live-action and … the characters will certainly have a role.”

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

Lily Collins Attached To “The English Teacher”
Artina Films announced in a press release today that Lily Collins has come on board their upcoming indie comedy “The English Teacher.” She will be joining Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Michael Angarano. Collins will play a popular high school student who comes into conflict with Linda, a high school English teacher who convinces a former student to show his un-produced play at their school. “The English Teacher” is being directed by Craig Zisk.

John Cusack And Malin Akerman Head To “The Numbers Station”
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that John Cusack and Malin Akerman are both set to star in the upcoming thriller, “The Numbers Station.” Cusack will play a disgraced black ops agent who is charged with protecting Malin Akerman, a CIA code operator. Danish director Kasper Barfoed will direct the project. It is set to start principal photography in mid-November.

Jason Sudeikis Joins The “Dog Fight”
More than 10 months after Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis’s political comedy was announced, it finally landed itself a title and a new cast member. Risky Business is reporting that Jason Sudeikis has come on board the flick, which is now called “Dog House.” The Jay Roach-directed comedy follows Ferrell and Galifianakis as rival politicians in South Carolina. Filming is set to start in November for an August 10, 2012 release date.

Michelle Monaghan Heads To “Fort Bliss”
Michelle Monaghan is the first actress to come on board Claudia Myers’ upcoming indie drama “Fort Bliss,” Variety reports. The “Machine Gun Preacher” star will play a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who is sent home and struggles to reconnect with her 5-year-old son. The film will go in front of the camera next June in New Mexico.

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