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Jim Carrey to Cavort With Penguins

Jim Carrey will star in an adaptation of children's book Mr. Popper's Penguins, likely to be directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday), in which Mr. Popper, a businessman, only has six penguins as opposed to the canonical twelve. Deadline "hears that the studio got [Carrey] cheap" (though probably for more than this, up front anyway). Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller were briefly attached to the film, but 20th Century Fox obviously decided to go with less neurotic, depressed penguins. [Deadline]