Benedict Cumberbatch, The Grinch

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It's not every actor who can go from Doctor Strange to Doctor Seuss.

Universal Pictures dropped a major casting announcement at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon. As it turns out, Benedict Cumberbatch has an early holiday present for all his fans.

E! News can confirm the actor will voice the iconic Grinch character in the upcoming holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Set for a November 2017 release date, the movie will tell the tale of the Grinch who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his iconic village of Whoville. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney are set to direct the holiday favorite.

Perhaps the movie role comes at the perfect time. After all, Benedict's son will be a toddler by the time the film is released.

Benedict's casting announcement wasn't the only big news to come out of Las Vegas today. Universal also announced that Broadway star Trey Parker has joined the cast of Despicable Me 3.

Yes, the co-creator of The Book of Mormon and South Park will voice the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s. According to the studio, he may just become Gru's most formidable nemesis to date.

While Despicable Me 3 won't hit theatres until June 30, 2017, an all-new short called Mower Minions will debut in theatres before any and all showings of The Secret Life of Pets.

In other words, moviegoers only have to wait until July to see those irresistible minions on the big screen again.

(E! and Universal Pictures are part of the NBCUniversal family)

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