Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller Team Up to Raise Mr. Popper's Penguins


If you didn't get your fill of hipster kid-lit adaptations with Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox or Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, you'll be happy to know that this trend has one more trick up its sleeve. According to Variety, Ben Stiller is set to reteam with his Greenberg director Noah Baumbach (who also cowrote Mr. Fox with Wes Anderson) on a film version of the 1938 classic children's book Mr. Popper's Penguins, written by Richard and Florence Atwater's Mr. Popper's Penguins.

Says Variety about the project:


Wait, we can't quote from Variety. Paywall! Here's what Movieline has to say: Armond White is already licking his lips. Does anyone know what penguin tastes like?

Baumbach, Stiller may reteam on Penguins [Variety]


  • academy screamer says:

    Please, Development Pipeline Gods: MAKE THIS NOT COME TRUE! One of my favorite childhood books and...Noah Baumbach! Doesn't Neil LaBute deserve a crack at it?

  • Academy Screamer says:

    Oh, I get it. You got me.

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