A biopic is in the works about Theodor Geisel, the beloved author known as Dr. Seuss. Carla Hacken will produce.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” author and director Stephen Chbosky will helm the project, his follow-up to last year’s “Wonder” which has raked in $285 million worldwide.
Written by Jonathan Stewart and Eyal Podell, the film will follow Geisel in the 1920s as he struggles to find his voice as a writer before meeting his muse and future wife Helen Palmer.
Thirty years later, a sudden illness cripples Helen and Geisel’s career falters, until she ultimately inspires him to fulfil his destiny and create “The Cat in the Hat”.