It was announced of Benedict Cumberbatch of him taking over the role of the one and only Grinch for Illuminations upcoming adaptation; simply titled: The Grinch. The cast news is from Cinemacon, and the film releases next year by Universal and Illumination. So, thoughts on the casting? To me, I put it at this. I am curious on how they'll handle this character that's beloved, even more than The Lorax and arguably the Cat. Edit: ...So, the Lorax twitter posted this official look of the green menace..