Actress Elizabeth Perkins is ending her five-year run on the Showtime series “Weeds,” for which she had earned three Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, to play another mother figure in I Hop, the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal.
Directed by Tim Hill, the April 1, 2011 release tells the tale of an out-of-work slacker (James Marsden) who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.
Perkins will play Marsden’s exasperated mother.
Perkins is also developing a comedy series as a starring vehicle for herself.