Jim Carrey signs on for Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Alright, now I’m just getting embarrassed. Here’s another example of Hollywood taking a classic children’s book and turning it into a major motion picture. The only problem is that it’s another “classic” book I haven’t read, meaning I have no idea if it should be a movie or not. Why can’t they make a movie of ‘Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing’? I read that book…I think. Anyway, Fox has signed on Jim Carrey to star in MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, which is about a high powered business man that gets 6 penguins after writing a letter to his favorite explorer. Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS) will be directing.
Several actors have been attached to this role including Jack Black, Owen Wilson and most recently, Ben Stiller. The story sounds fun and I have a feeling we’ll be getting some vintage Jim Carrey in this role. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not.