Johnny Depp talks about his plans for his upcoming biopic of Dr. Seuss
Love him or hate him you have to admit that Johnny Depp is one of those actors that can truly embody a character. Johnny Depp has taken us on adventures on the high seas in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, he made falling down the rabbit hole in ALICE IN WONDERLAND a bit more entertaining and now he is working on portraying one of the most famous children’s authors of all time- Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.
There’s no screenplay in place for the Dr. Seuss biopic, but Johnny Depp has been discussing his thoughts on what the film should entail. Johnny Depp said in a recent interview, “A lot of writers I know have a tendency to talk to themselves or talk as the character — and then talk as the other character. You know what I mean? They can have a whole dialogue with themselves. There’s something interesting about bringing these characters to life and maybe even witnessing him have a relationship with them…This is the man who created all these incredible characters that every single one of us grew up with and loved. What was going on inside his mind? What was his life all about — all the way up to the end? How did he feel about it, how did he feel about those characters, and how did he live?” So what does this mean for the film? It pretty much means we’ll probably be watching Johnny Depp as Dr. Seuss interacting with some of the famous characters while trying to come up with their stories. That would be a pretty good marriage between live action and animation if done correctly.
We should clarify that it’s not official as to whether or not Johnny Depp will be actually taking on the role of Dr. Seuss, but he is definitely producing the film with his sister under their company Infinitum Nihil. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of Dr. Seuss like some people and I can really only tolerate Johnny Depp in some of his roles (ALICE IN WONDERLAND was a little rough), but I can’t think of anyone better than Johnny Depp who could portray an author with such a creative imagination. It’ll be interesting to watch the progression of this film, and it’ll be even more fun to see which characters they decide to animate and have interact with Dr. Seuss. Johnny Depp can next been seen in the upcoming film DARK SHADOWS. (EW)