Market December 17, 2012
Agent Bryan Besser, Zach Carlisle, Rob Herting (Verve)
Manager Michael Botti, Jess Rosenthal (Industry Entertainment)
As a young man, Ted Geisel meets his future wife Helen, who encourages his fanciful drawings, and in the 1950s when Ted struggles professionally, Helen helps inspire the children’s book that will become his first big hit, “The Cat in the Hat.”
With inspiration coming from every corner of his life, a college student trying to find his purpose in life slowly begins to let his imagination run wild, becoming one of the most famous authors in history: Dr. Seuss.
The life and love that inspired the enduring worlds of Dr. Seuss.
Before he became Dr. Seuss, the author of the famed children books struggles to get his imaginary characters on the page as he deals with the weakening health of his wife.
Theodor Geisel, better know to the world as Dr. Seuss, embraces the love of his wife Helen as he struggles against his father and the publishing establishment to develop his art, culminating with The Cat in the Hat.
The life, love, and losses of the famed author Ted Giesel, affectionately known as, Dr. Seuss.
Drama, Biopic, Romance, Film
Kinsey. Frida. Surviving Picasso.
1912 for a few scenes and then a mixture of 2 ongoing stories in 1920's and 1950's.
A house, street, train station and school in Springfield Mass, 1912, then in the 1950s a house in La Jolla, California, rooms in a hospital, driving on PCH, beach, water sports, a restaurant. Scenes in the 1920s in and around Dartmouth College, a police station, large outdoor Winterfest, Nantucket Island and publishing offices in NYC.
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Springfield, Massachusetts, 1912. TED GIESEL (8), is reprimanded by his father, T.R. (30s), for spending more time on his drawing than he does on his schoolwork. Luckily his mother, NETTIE (30s), realizes Ted’s potential and encourages him to draw his cartoon creatures.
Ja Lolla, California, 1955. Ted and wife HELEN, both (50s), learn that Ted’s books aren’t selling. His publisher gives him one last change, to write a children’s reading “primer” using only words on his approved list. Later, Helen falls ill and is taken to the hospital where she’s diagnosed with an immune disease and encased in an iron lung.
Dartmouth College, 1920. Ted falls in with the staff of the Dartmouth humor magazine Jack-O’-Lantern and finds a mentor in NORMAN “MAC” MACLEAN (21). After several hazing rituals Ted and Helen (now 21), meet and fall in love. Many of Helen and Ted’s adventures involve experience that will end up in his famous books.
Back in 1955, Ted develops a relationship with AUDREY (late 30s) while Helen is recovering. The relationship is casual and Ted shows his devotion to Helen, but Helen senses there might be something more and feels crippled by her condition to do anything about it. It is revealed...