Zach Galifianakis Joins Puss in Boots

The work keeps rolling in for Zach Galifianakis, who has experienced a ridiculous surge in his career thanks to his performance in this summer’s breakout hit, The Hangover. According to THR, the actor is in negotiations to star opposite Antonio Banderas in the Shrek spin off, Puss in Boots.

Guess what fabled character Galifianakis is set to play? I’ll give you two hints, his last name is Dumpty and his first name is Humpty. That’s right, the actor is in talks to voice the round, egg-like character who meets an untimely demise when he has a “great fall.” The film also co-stars Salma Hayek, which will be a mini-reunion for her and Banderas who both broke onto the American movie scene with 1995′s Desperado.

Puss in Boots will be a prequel that follows the feline assassin up to his initial meeting with Shrek in the second film. Puss is slated to hit theaters on November 4, 2011 so there’s plenty of time for the actor to fulfill all of his current acting obligations. If this movie is nothing but a precursor to Shrek, I guess all hopes of Puss in Boots becoming its own franchise have gone out the window.

The film will debut after the fourth Shrek film (unfortunately) entitled, Shrek Forever After, which is scheduled to hit screens in May of 2010.

What do you think of Zach joining the cast of Puss in Boots?