The Grinch trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plans to steal Christmas

Although we haven't even got Easter out the way, the shadow of Christmas is never too far away. So what better film to get you in the mood than the new animated take on The Grinch? Universal have just released the first trailer which you can watch above right now.

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations.  When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.  To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheming threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one.  Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?

The only information we have about the voice cast is Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch, while Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Scott Mosier both squeeze into the directors chair.

The Grinch will steal Christmas in UK cinemas on November 9th 2018.

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