Julie Andrews will join Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Judd in Fox’s family comedy Tooth Fairy, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Also on board are “Extras” star Stephen Merchant, who also co-created “The Office,” and pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler (MTV’s “Life of Ryan”).
The film centers on Derek Thompson (Johnson), a minor-league hockey player whose nickname is the Tooth Fairy because of his ability to knock out opposing players’ teeth. Judd plays his girlfriend.
When he discourages a youngster’s hope, Derek is ordered to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with wings, magic wand and frilly tutu. Along the way, he rediscovers his forgotten dreams.
Andrews will play Lily, a high-ranking, acerbic supervisor with the Tooth Fairy Department charged with overseeing Derek’s stint as a tooth fairy.
Filming will begin in October in Vancouver with Michael Lembeck directing a script by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel and Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia.