Did you know that Johnny Depp is going to star in a Dr. Seuss biopic? The movie’s going to be kind of like a combination of Finding Neverland and Who Framed Roger Rabbit — Depp tells us that it will delve into the author’s imagination, letting audiences see Theodor Geisel’s creative process unfold as he interacts with his most famous characters.
In other words: That Edward Scissorhands/Lorax crossover fanfic you wrote is finally coming true.
The King of Twitter is now the King of Apple, as “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is attached to play Steve Jobs in the indie pic “Jobs,” which Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley.
Update: the Variety writer’s Twitter confirms this isn’t a joke. Also, there’s this…
“I’ve got a wish list of people,” the singer tells the L.A. Times after it asked who should play him in the planned film. “No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb.”
John says the film will feature songs from his career and possibly a few new ones. Written by Billy Elliot scribe, Lee Hall, the singer describes the film as a “surreal” look at his life rather than a strictly factual account — much in the vein of Moulin Rouge. He also says they’ve found a director, though it won’t be Moulin Rouge’s Baz Luhrman.
They are teaming with Billy Elliot scribe and playwright Lee Hall on Rocketman, which they are calling a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music.