Two actresses have been cast in two very different comedies that feature some well known actors. Leslie Mann has landed a role in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman film The Change-Up, while Carla Gugino has been cast in Mr. Popper’s Penguins alongside Jim Carrey. Who will play what? Find out below…
The Change-Up is another take on the old school body-swap story that we’ve all seen so many times. In the film, Bateman plays a family man who accidentally swaps bodies with his best friend, a single slacker actor played by Reynolds. Each gets a glimpse at what he missed, and an appreciation of what he had. Mann has been cast as the female lead according to Variety, but no specifics have been released regarding her character.
As for Mr. Popper’s Penguins, the film centers on a high-powered businessman who suddenly 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. Gugino has also been cast in an unspecified role (what’s up with that?) but sources say she’s landed the part of Mrs. Popper.
What do you think of these two castings? Which are you more excited about?