First Trailer for Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’ Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Seuss’ Classic Holiday Tale

Universal and Illumination have released the first trailer for Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead voice role.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, the first computer animated Grinch film reimagines the classic holiday tale of the titular Christmas scrooge dressing up as Santa to steal the holiday from everyone.

Watch the first official trailer below.

Dr. Seuss’ Classic Holiday Tale

The Grinch was originally supposed to open November 2017, but will now be released in theaters nationwide November 9th this fall.

Dr. Seuss’ Classic Holiday Tale

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?