Thomas Haden Church will star opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount comedy NowhereLand, which is set for a September 26, 2008, release.
Director Karey Kirkpatrick begins filming next month from a script by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Solomon.
The storyline revolves around a successful finance executive, played by Murphy, whose career suddenly goes down the drain. He finds the answers to his problems within the magical world created by his daughter.
Church will play the man’s ruthlessly ambitious rival at work.
The movie reunites Church and Kirkpatrick, who worked together on Over the Hedge. Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) has a lead voice role in Disney’s upcoming animated Bolt.