Philip Baker Hall
has joined 20th Century Fox’s family comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins
, for the role of Franklin, “a deep-pocketed, no-nonsense and hard-hitting investor who agrees to finance Tommy Popper’s (Jim Carrey
) development schemes.”
Sounds perfect, since you probably remember Hall had the small part as Network Executive in The Truman Show
and in Bruce Almighty
where he played the TV station manager, so he definitely likes working with Carrey.
The movie will follow: “Mr. Popper, a high-powered, New York business man who suddenly inherits six penguins.
Taking care of the animals is no easy matter, and he quickly hits major hurtles, both at home and at work. But along the way, he learns the value of family and friendship – human and otherwise.”
At the end, let us remind you that Andrew Stewart-Jones
(the doorman who threatens to report Mr. Popper’s menagerie to building management), Carla Gugino
(Mr. Popper’s wife), and Ophelia Lovibond
(Mr. Popper’s personal assistant) have also been cast in the film which is already in production in New York.