20th Century Fox has signed Jim Carrey to star in their new film Mr. Popper's Penguins, according to Deadline New York.

Mark Waters is directing the film from a script by Jared Stern, who is rewriting the original screenplay from Sean Anders and John Morris. Noah Baumbach had previously been attached to direct the film, which would have starred Ben Stiller.

The film is based off the 1938 book by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater, which revolves around a humble house painter who receives a penguin in the mail from Admiral Drake's voyage to Antarctica. When the one penguin turns into 12, Popper decides to turn his penguins into performers so he can continue to feed and house them.

No production schedule was released for the film and we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates for Mr. Popper's Penguins as soon as more information is released.