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‘The Grinch’ First Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Takes On Dr. Seuss’ Holiday Classic

Benedict Cumberbatch channels his inner Boris Karloff in Illumination Entertainment's retelling of the Seuss classic.

"The Grinch"

“The Grinch”

The last time the Grinch wrecked havoc on the big screen was all the way back in 2000 when Jim Carrey took on the role in Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic. Both the 2000 film and the famous 1966 animated special, featuring the voice of Boris Karloff, are considered holiday touchstones, and Illumination Entertainment is certainly hoping there’s room for one more.

The studio behind “Despicable Me” and “Minions” is putting its own animated stamp on Dr. Seuss with this fall’s “The Grinch,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead voice role. The movie will be the first computer animated Grinch film and is directed by “The Secret Life of Pets” co-director Yarrow Cheney and Peter Candeland. Danny Elfman is handling the music.

“The Grinch” will be released in theaters nationwide November 9. Watch the first trailer below.

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