23 September 2010 9:23 AM, PDT | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

With shooting for the adaptation of the children's book set to begin in New York shortly it's good news that Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino are both on board. Mr Popper's Penguins will be based on the much loved book by Richard and Florence Atwater in 1938.

Variety gives the following outline of the plot, which is of course slightly altered from the book, .Mr. Popper is a high-powered, New York buisnessman who suddenly inherits six penguins. Taking care of the animals is no easy matter, and he quickly hits major hurdles, both at home and at work. But along the way, he learns the value of family and friendship.human and otherwise."

Gugino will most likely take the lead female role opposite Carrey, in what could be a nice boost for her if the film goes well. Long gone are the days when we thought Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller »

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