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Taylor Swift to Star in ‘The Lorax’ Sequel?

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Could it be true? On Thursday, it was reported that Universal is kicking around the idea of filming a sequel to the box office hit Dr. Seuss film ‘The Lorax,’ which stars Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. While this may or may not simply be a rumor, it seems Universal would have to be crazy not to at least consider the idea with as well as the first movie is doing.

‘The Lorax,’ which premiered March 2 in theaters everywhere, has already grossed $175 million worldwide, earning its spot as the highest grossing film so far in 2012. Though Dr. Seuss never wrote a follow-up book to the story of the Lorax, perhaps it could be written and filmed just for entertainment’s sake.

HollywoodLife quotes an inside source as saying the following: “Even though they don’t have a book to base the sequel off, Universal is trying to figure out a way to make another one, since it’s been such a monster box office hit. And they’d love to have Taylor back.”

We’ll all have to wait and see if this rumor fades away or actually solidifies into a second film. For now, Swift is in the spotlight for her involvement in another soon-to-be best-selling film — ‘The Hunger Games.’

The long-awaited post-apocalyptic film hits Friday (March 23) and readers everywhere are waiting on pins and needles for that moment when the lights go dark. To keep them sated until then, the soundtrack, which features two Swift songs, dropped this week to an eager listening audience. Swift has the lead single from the soundtrack, a collaboration with the Civil Wars called ‘Safe & Sound,’ as well as one tune she penned on her own, ‘Eyes Open.’

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