Rumor: Jim Carrey & Amy Adams Lending Voices to 'Popeye' Movie?
Back in March of 2010, we learned that Sony Pictures Animation, who delivered a spectacular adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, would be developing a 3D completely computer animated film version of the classic cartoon sailor Popeye. At the time, Mike Jones (of only The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break screenplay) landed the job of writing the script, but no director had been chosen yet. We're not sure if Jones is still involved but It's on the Grid (via Collider) is saying that Jim Carrey will voice the spinach-eating strong man while Amy Adams will lend her voice to his supremely skinny girlfriend Olive Oyl.
There's no doubting Carrey's voice backing Popeye since the man seems to have an endless arsenal of funny voices and impersonations. As for Adams, I'm recalling her sweet little voice that she put on for Enchanted, and think she can pull of Olive Oyl quite spectacularly. Of course, I'm still not sure that Popeye can properly be brought to the big screen. Once again, what makes those cartoons classic are the vocal talents from decades past and the nostalgic love for animation. But maybe I'm just being stingy since enough people turned out for The Smurfs to allow for a sequel. After all, it can't be any worse than the live-action adaptation with Robin Williams. As of now take these casting updates as rumor, and we'll try to keep you posted as more information becomes available.