James Marsden Joins Russell Brand on the Way to I HOP

     January 24, 2010

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Marsden has signed on to co-star with Russell Brand in Illumination and Universal Entertainment’s live action/CGI hybrid I Hop. The film is about a slacker played by Marsden who somehow injures Brand’s Easter Bunny and then has to take him in and cope with “the world’s worst houseguest.”  I Hop is being directed by Tim Hill, who was responsible for Alvin and the Chipmunks which, depending on your age, was either a jaunty adventure full of singing and fun or a 90-minute ear-splitting journey into a nightmarish yet oddly catchy netherworld.  The script is being written by Cinco Paul, Bryan Lynch, and Ken Daurio, with Christopher Meledandri and John Cohen producing.  Considering how likeable Marsden is and how offbeat and funny Brand has shown himself to be, this could turn out to be good.

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