Danny De Vito Typecast Again, As The Lorax

He’s spent his years playing squat, bald, hairy characters. You’d have thought that CGI animation may have given Danny De Vito a new lease on life with a wider ranger of characters.

You’d have thought wrong.

USA Today report that De Vito has been cast as the voice of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax, in a new production from Illumination Entertainment, the same team who created Despicable Me and Horton Hears a Who.

The Daily Show‘s Ed Helms will play antagonist The Once-ler in this foreste-uprooting environmental tale. And Zac Efron plays the boy Ted who wants to disover how the world went so wrong. Betty White will play his grandmother.