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Jim Carrey to play ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ villain Robotnik

Jim Carrey to play villain Robotnik in “Sonic The Hedgehog.”

(Reuters)

Here is an intriguing combination of: Jim Carrey and “Sonic The Hedgehog.”

Sources said Carrey is in negotiations to star in the Paramount film, in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the live action/CGI adaptation of the hit Sega video game. Pic stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi and Tim Miller are the producers. Pat Casey & Josh Miller wrote the script. Sonic must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world domination is in fact the core of this.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” all about different iterations of Sega consoles in the 1990’s mobile fan and the absorption in the Nintendo Mario Brothers video game universe. The series had sold more than 80 million physical copies of games and more than 350 million units in packaged software, and mobile downloads. Sonic has also resulted in five TV series in history.

Carrey, who spends much of his time now painting and sketching, last played in “Dark Crimes” and “Jim & Andy: The Great beyond” and he is exec producing the Showtime series, “I’m dying Here” and he is exec producing and starring in the Showtime “Joke” which premieres in September.

He is repped by WME and attorney Deborah Klein.

This article originally appeared in Deadline.

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