Production is well under way for the feature adaptation of the children’s tale Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The film stars Jim Carrey as Popper and a few paparazzi photos have surfaced online that feature the actor on set. He’s dressed to the nines in all black with a touch of white (just like the penguins) and he’s chatting up a few non-human companions. Take a look…

We can’t make out the young boy featured in one of the photos but it looks like Carrey’s sitting on a bench with co-star Ophelia Lovibond. In comparison to the animated version of the character, Carrey looks like a spitting image. The only thing he’s missing is that ridiculous mustache and red ascot.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins centers on a high-powered businessman 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.

Mr. Poppers Penguins is scheduled to hit theaters on August 12, 2011.

What do you think of the behind the scenes photos? Are you interested in seeing the film?

Source: Splash News