James Marsden and Russell Brand cast in the Comedy I HOP

James Marsden will star opposite Russell Brand in Universal and Illumination Entertainment's I Hop, which will be a live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy.

The film will be directed by Tim Hill who developed films such as Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. So I guess it's safe to say that this movie is unfortunately probably going to suck, due to the fact the director seems to only take crappy projects. Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch are writing the screenplay.

The story follows of an out-of-work slacker (Marsden) who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

The film definitely seems like one of those movie that Hill would direct. I think Marsden is a great actor, one that has the potential be bigger than what he is, but doing movie like this will only steer his direction down a path that will lead to that same land where actors like Jason Lee and Dwayne Johnson now reside. 

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