Eddie Izzard has Green Eggs and Ham

Eddie Izzard is lending his voice to a new Netflix animated series based on Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.

He is playing tiny corporate overlord Snerz in the forthcoming Netflix adaptation, which is being produced by Ellen Degeneres

The story follows opposites Guy I Am – a retired inventor seeking the quiet life, voiced by Michael Douglas – and the adventurous Sam I Am (Adam Devine) as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far-off zoo.

Netflix describes the series as a ‘postmodern Planes, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss’

The cast also includes Broad City’s Ilana Glazer as the voice of EB, a curious, fun-seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet; Diane Keaton as her risk-averse mother; and Keegan-Michael Key as the narrator; Tracy Morgan as a hungry fox; Jillian Bell and Jeffrey Wright as villains; and Daveed Diggs as a revolutionary mouse.

The show is set to debut in the autumn.

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