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Benedict Cumberbatch's new take on The Grinch delayed by a year to 2018
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Benedict Cumberbatch's new take on The Grinch delayed by a year to 2018

The new adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which will feature Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title role, has been delayed by a full year.

The new adaptation is being produced by Illumination, the production company responsible for Despicable Me and the forthcoming The Secret Life Of Pets. It was due to be released on November 10th in 2017, but will now hit screens on November 9th in 2018. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney are directing the new adaptation. No reason has been given for the delay. 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas tells the story of the Grinch, who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his neighboring village of Whoville, it was last put on screen in 2000 with Jim Carrey in the title role. You can check it out here in our online store. 

Cumberbatch will next be seen on screen in Marvel's Doctor Strange, the first trailer for which debuted earlier this spring. You can watch that here. 

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