Hopkins hears a Who

Thesp to narrate Dr. Seuss

Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic.

Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. Ron Howard is directing, and his Imagine co-topper Brian Grazer is producing.

“Grinch” is set for U.S. release on Nov. 17, and opens in international markets shortly thereafter.

Book clone

Hopkins, who will reprise his Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” role as the cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter in MGM/U’s “Hannibal” in February, will provide a voiceover throughout the “Grinch” pic, which is a combination of dialogue from the book and original narration. The animated TV special closely followed the book.

Hopkins most recently starred opposite Tom Cruise in the summer blockbuster, “Mission: Impossible 2,” and with Jessica Lange in Julie Taymor’s “Titus.”

More Film

  • William Friedkin’s ‘The Devil and Father

    William Friedkin's Exorcism Documentary 'The Devil and Father Amorth' Acquired by Orchard

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • The Mummy

    U.S. Movie Ticket Sales Plunged 6% in 2017, Thanks to Lousy Summer

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • Lea Thompson's 'Year of Spectacular Men'

    Lea Thompson's Directorial Debut 'Year of Spectacular Men' Acquired by MarVista Entertainment

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • santa barbara film festival arlington theater

    Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • Ella Rumpf Avez Brothers

    Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch for 2018

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • Aaron Hernandez

    James Patterson's Aaron Hernandez Book in the Works as a Movie

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

  • SAG Awards Preview 2018

    SAG Awards Predictions 2018: Who Will Win?

    Anthony Hopkins will perform the narration on “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from Universal/Imagine, performing a role filled by the late Boris Karloff in a 1966 TV version of the children’s classic. Live-action pic stars Jim Carrey and also features Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content