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Jim Carrey Set to Play Dr. Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

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Jim Carrey is reportedly negotiating to star in Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog film, in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the hit Sega video game.

The film will also star James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi and Tim Miller are producers. Pat Casey & Josh Miller wrote the script in which Sonic must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world domination .

Sonic the Hedgehog has spanned several iterations from Sega consoles in the 1990s to mobile fan and absorption into the Nintendo Mario Brothers video game universe. The series had sold over 80 million physical copies of games and over 350 million units across packaged software and mobile downloads. Sonic has also spawned five TV series in its history.

Carrey, who spends a lot of his time now painting and sketching, last starred in Dark Crimes and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and he has been exec producing the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here and he’s exec producing and starring in Showtime’s Kidding which premieres in September.

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