Perhaps I'm behind the times, but I just learned this morning that Jim Carrey will be starring in a 2011 adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's children's book: Mr. Popper's Penguins.
I am not yet certain if this is good or bad news for the book. Mainly because I have mixed feelings about the movies Mr. Carrey stars in. Some are surprisingly good and far too many (especially those from the 1990s) are too crass for my liking. I can see Mr. Popper's Penguins (the movie) going one of two ways -- either it'll be cute and charming and a fun family film.... or the original story will be destroyed by a run of crude jokes and crass humor. Guess we'll have to wait until June to see.
In the meantime, check out my review of the book: Mr. Popper's Penguins which I re-read and reviewed in April 2009. If you haven't read this book, be sure to do so before you watch the movie.