Carla Gugino has officially signed on to star in the new film Mr. Popper's Penguins with Jim Carrey. The film is an adaptation of the classic children's book by Richard & Florence Atwater.
Carrey will play Mr. Popper, a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. When one of them responds with a gift of one dozen penguins, Popper is left with the challenge of dealing with the Arctic birds. Soon he opens a stage act called Popper's Performing Penguins and goes on tour, creating mayhem at every stop.
There's no word on who Gugino's will play in the film, but the book does feature a female lead named Mrs. Popper, the hero's wife who helps to deal with the penguins. I assume she will be taking on that role.