Taylor Swift Lending Voice to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Country pop sensation that all the kids are a buzz about, Taylor Swift, is looking to expand her acting resume.

Swift has joined the ensemble voice cast of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an upcoming 3-D animated adaptation of the author’s classic children’s book.

Swift joins an already stellar cast including, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Rob Riggle and Betty White.

The Lorax is a story about a boy (Efron) who is searching for a way to win the affection of the girl of his dreams (Swift). On his quest he stumbles across the Lorax (DeVito), a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Helms will voice Once-ler, seen only in the book by his hands and arms, Riggle will play a greedy entrepreneur and White will voice the boy’s wise grandmother.

Those who loved last years Despicable Me will be happy to hear that its creative team is working together on this one. Chris Renaud (co-director of Me) will be directing the film from a screenplay by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul.

This will be the third feature film for Illumination Entertainment following the upcoming Hop (also co-written by Daurio and Paul). Audrey Geisel, Suess’ widow, will serve as the film’s executive producer.

This will be Swift’s second feature film role following last year’s Valentine’s Day Hopefully Lorax will fare better with the critics than Valentine’s did.

The Lorax is targeting a March 2, 2012 release date, a date which, coincidentally, would have been Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter