James Tupper (“Men in Trees”) and Clark Gregg (“Iron Man”) have joined the cast of the family comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at 20th Century Fox reports Risky Biz Blog.
An adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s beloved 1938 children’s book, Jim Carrey plays a high-powered, New York business man named Popper who suddenly inherits six penguins. Taking care of the animals is difficult and he encounters many hurdles, but he soon “learns the value of family and friendship both human and animal”.
Tupper is playing Rick, the eco-fanatic boyfriend of Popper’s ex-wife Amanda (Carla Gugino). Gregg will play Nat Jones, a no-nonsense guy from the New York Zoo.
Sean Anders, John Morris and Nick Stoller are adapting the story. Mark Waters (“Freaky Friday,” “Mean Girls”) is directing and John Davis is producing. Shooting is currently underway in New York City.