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Jim Carrey's new family comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins" to be released August 2011

>> Thursday, October 28, 2010

20th Century Fox has announced today that Jim Carrey's family comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins" will release on August 12th, 2011. The movies competition in the same weekend is the DreamWorks animation "The Help" and Sony Pictures comedy "30 Minutes or Less," which is meant for a different crowd.

"Mr. Popper's Penguins" has been on the fast track, with 20th Century Fox closing Jim Carrey's deal this summer and production start in the beginning of October. Fox acquired the screen rights last year.

In addition, Variety reports:

Angela Lansbury will co-star with Jim Carrey in 20th Century Fox's "Mr. Popper's Penguins," which is set for an Aug. 12 release.Based on the children's book, the pic revolves around Mr. Popper, a high-powered, New York businessman who suddenly inherits six penguins and faces major challenges taking care of them.
Lansbury will play the owner of a local tavern that Mr. Popper, played by Carrey, is trying to buy.
James Tupper and Clark Gregg have also joined the cast.
The pic, which also stars Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond and Philip Baker Hall, is being helmed by Mark Waters with John Davis producing through his Davis Entertainment shingle.
"Mr. Popper's" marks Lansbury first acting gig since her supporting role as Aunt Adelaide in "Nanny McPhee."
Lansbury, who recently signed with Fortitude, was most recently seen on Broadway in "A Little Night Music" with Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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