James Marsden has boarded the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy I Hop from Illumination Entertainment and Universal, starring opposite Russell Brand.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvin and the Chipmunks director Tim Hill is pushing his resume into hipper territory with this tale of an out-of-work slacker (Marsden) who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch are writing the screenplay.

No production date was announced.