According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Popper's Penguins is based on the award-winning book by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater, and tells the story of a high-powered businessman (Jim Carrey) who 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. But thanks to his new charges, Popper comes to understand the importance of family, human and otherwise.
The movie starts production next month in New York.