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Jim Carrey Joins Sonic the Hedgehog Film as Robotnik

posted on by Karen Ressler

Entertainment news website Deadline Hollywood reported on Friday that Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) will play the villain Robotnik in Paramount Pictures' upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film.

The live-action/CGI hybrid film is slated to open on November 15, 2019. James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter will reportedly star in the film.

Jeff Fowler is making is directorial debut with the film. Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Toby Ascher are executive producing with producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) and co-producers Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons.

The film project first emerged in 2014 as a hybrid computer-animated and live-action feature film project by Sony and Marza Animation Planet. In February 2016, Sega Sammy Holdings president and CEO Hajime Satomi revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning the film. The Hollywood Reporter reported in October that Paramount Pictures had acquired the rights to develop the film.

Source: Deadline (Mike Fleming Jr); Image credit: Michael Buckner © 2013 Getty Images via imdb

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