Rising UK actress Ophelia Lovibond will star alongside Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino in Mark Waters’ Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The film is based off the children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater, and “tells the story of a high-powered businessman (Carrey) who inherits six penguins. As he gets acquainted with, and increasingly attached to, his winged roommates, Popper’s life quickly unravels. His swanky New York apartment is turned into a snowy winter wonderland, the deal he’s long been working on is derailed, and he almost lands in jail. But thanks to his new charges, Popper comes to understand the importance of family, human and otherwise.” According to THR, Lovibond will play Popper’s personal assistant.
Lovibond is on a hot streak right now. She costars in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, in William Monahan’s London Boulevard with Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, and 4321 with Emma Roberts. She’s also starring alongside Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in Ivan Reitman’s romantic comedy No Strings. Her name has also been mentioned as a possible candidate to play Peter Parker’s love interest in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot.