Julie Andrews to Star in Tooth Fairy


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.