Universal's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' Moved Back Full Year to 2018

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1966's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

Illumintaion Entertainment is adapting the Dr. Seuss classic.

Christmas is coming a little late for Universal and Illumination Entertainment's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The holiday animation is being pushed back a year from its original release date of Nov. 10, 2017, to Nov. 9, 2018.

No other films are currently slated to bow on this new date. On its previous release date, the animated pic would have been opening opposite Jennifer Lawrence's Russian spy drama Red Sparrow.

Benedict Cumberbatch will get in the holiday spirit, acting as the titular voice of the film, which is being helmed by Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney, the latter of which co-directed Illumination's other Seuss adaptation, The Lorax.

Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Scott Mosier are producing, with Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud acting as executive producers.