Ok, this could be just another children’s book adaptation, but it definitely had (and still has!) some interesting names involved in the whole thing.
We’re here today to report that Jim Carrey, Jack Black
and Owen Wilson
are among the actors being considered to star as the titular character in Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins
, and you must agree that it already sounds serious!
The movie is based on the book of the same name by Richard
and Florence Atwater Newberry
, and it is completely based on the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, or, if you prefer:
“Mr. Popper, when not painting or papering his neighbors’ walls, has a persistent penchant for penguins. A decorator by day, he’s an intrepid Antarctic explorer by night-at least in his imagination.
Mr. Popper resigns himself to quiet evenings at home with his family and his travel books, until one day a mysterious package arrives. Pretty soon the Poppers have a house full of penguins, an ice rink in the basement, and an ever-increasing bill for raw fish and canned shrimp. Time to take this show on the road!”
Ok, we’re ready for the show that is set to release in 2012! But, let’s get back to our story! There were already some reports that Noah Baumbach
and his Greenberg
leading man, Ben Stiller
, were getting ready to team up again for this adaptation. But that’s not going to happen anymore!
Today we had a chance to hear that Mean Girls
director Mark Waters
is in early negotiations to direct this movie, and that Jim Carrey, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are all being considered as Stiller’s replacements. Of course, Carrey already sounds like the top choice, but nothing is official yet.
We’ll keep an eye on Mr. Popper’s Penguins
adaptation. Make sure you stay tuned!