Paramount is eyeing Jim Carrey for the villain role in their Jeff Fowler (known for his Oscar-nominated 2005 short Gopher Broke) directed take on the legendary Sega video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog, which will blend live action with CGI.

Carrey is in talks to play Robotnik (aka Doctor Eggman), a mad scientist and Sonic's archenemy. James Marsden (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along) have already joined the production.

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