We have two quick pieces of casting news for you this afternoon. First up, Leslie Mann (Funny People) has joined in Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, and Olivia Wilde in David Dobkin’s body-switching comedy The Change-Up. Per THR, the story (written by The Hangover‘s Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) is about “a married guy (Bateman) who accidentally changes bodies with his single best friend (Reynolds) and ends up pursuing a female coworker.” Filming is set to begin this fall and the studio is shooting for an August 2011 release date. Mann will next be seen in I Love You Phillip Morris, which opens this December.
Hit the jump for news on Carla Gugino joining Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Carla Gugino will costar alongside Jim Carrey in Mark Waters’ Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Per Variety, “Mr. Popper (Carrey) is a high-powered, New York buisness man who suddenly inherits six penguins. Taking care of the animals is no easy matter, and he quickly hits major hurtles, both at home and at work. But along the way, he learns the value of family and friendship–human and otherwise.” Gugino will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in Faster and next March in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. She’s also in talks to the revenge flick MILF.