The project in development for some time, director Richard Linklater’s upcoming remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet is now attracting a wide variety of talent. TheWrap reports that Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman and Key & Peele are all up for roles in the Warner Bros. comedy.
A remake of the 1964 Don Knotts film classic (in turn based on the novel by Theodore Pratt), The Incredible Mr. Limpet follows milquetoast Henry Limpet, who experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. The new version of the tale sets the action in present day and has Galifianakis’ Limpet attempting to save the fish population of a small beach town.
Hamm is up for the role of the film’s chief antagonist, an unscrupulous businessman. McBride and Silverman would, meanwhile, play live-action characters while Gad, Hart and Key and Peele will likely voice animated sea creatures.
Linklater is directing from his own adapted screenplay and is expected to make use of a rotoscoped animation style similar to his previous Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly.
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