Variety reports that Mark Waters (Mean Girls) is in talks to to direct 20th Century Fox's Mr. Popper's Penguins. The film is based on the children's book from 1938.

Actors currently circling this project are Jim Carrey, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller were looking at doing this film at one point, but presently are no longer involved in the project.

Fox nabbed screen rights to the book a year ago. Sean Anders and John Morris adapted the screenplay.