Mike Myers set as Cat
The rumor once was that Mike Myers would replace Tim Allen in the title role of THE CAT IN THE HAT. Could it be that rumor is actually a reality? Producer Brian Grazer (THE GRINCH) spoke to Entertainment Weekly and was certainly speaking like it was a done deal. He said that Myers got approval from Dr. Suess' widow to play the Cat and will undergo a similar prosthetic enhancement (a la Rick Baker) as Jim Carrey did for THE GRINCH. Grazer was quoted as saying, "Having Mike puts the story on steroids." Filming is expected to begin this fall with a summer 2003 release planned.
UPDATE! - Variety has confirmed that Mike Myers has been cast and added that Bo Welch, the man once set to direct Myers in DIETER, has signed on to direct.