Jim Carrey Likely To Play The Lead Antagonist In Sonic The Hedgehog Flick
Hollywood is buzzing with the news that Dark Crime (2016) and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017) star Jim Carrey is in talks to play the lead antagonist in Paramount Pictures’ next live-action/CGI hybrid movie, Sonic The Hedgehog, which is based on the Sega video game franchise. The latest media reports say that the talented actor is in final negotiations with the makers and he might sign the project on the dotted line soon, followed by an official announcement.
Though all project details are being kept under the wraps, some media outlets have reported that Sonic The Hedgehog will follow Sonic trying to stop Robotnik from taking over the world. If Carrey comes onboard, he will play the character of Robotnik, a mad scientist, and Sonic’s arch enemy. If you remember the actor has previously headlined a somewhat similar movie titled The Mask (1994), which was a perfect blend of his comedic performance with CGI.
Carrey, who spends a lot of his time now painting and sketching, will share the screen space with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, who have already been signed for the project. The film will be helmed by Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short Gopher Broke, from a screenplay by Pat Casey & Josh Miller. It will be bankrolled by Mie Onishi, Neal Moritz, and Tim Miller.
Initially, Sonic The Hedgehog was being handled by Sony Pictures, but the studio let its movie rights lapse which led Paramount Pictures to take the project rights in their hands in October. The makers have locked November 15, 2019, for Sonic The Hedgehog release in theatres in the US, while November 28, 2019, has been fixed for its theatrical bow in the UK and Australia.
Jim Carrey will next be seen in the forthcoming film Kidding. Apart from headlining the movie, he is also executive producing it. The film is scheduled to release in September this year.