You heard Jim Cummings voice Dr. Robotnik in SatAM back in 1993. Now, another Jim is stepping inside the Egg Mobile.
Deadline has reported that Jim Carrey is negotiating with Paramount Pictures to star in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie as Dr. Eggman. Carrey, 56, is best known for his feisty performances in The Mask and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which would make for an ultra-spicy portrayal of the nefarious scientist as he plots yet another attempt at world domination. He’ll be co-starring with Westworld‘s James Marsden, who has been cast as a cop who will help Sonic—now written as a juvenile delinquent in the script—foil Eggman’s plans. Ride Along‘s Tika Sumpter is also confirmed to star in the film.
Sonic the Hedgehog opens in theaters November 15, 2019.