Jon Hamm, Danny McBride & More Find 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'
It's been over three years since director Richard Linklater was revealed to be attached to a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet, the hybrid animated and live-action film from 1964 that starred Don Knotts as a man who is turned into a cartoon fish. Earlier this year we learned that Linklater was still involved after all these years with the filmmaker's Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly collaborators Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta working on the animation side of things. Now the cast around leading man Zach Galifianakis is starting to fill out with names like Jon Hamm, Danny McBride and more comedy gems.
The Wrap also pegs Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad, Kevin Hart and sketch comedy masters Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele ("Key & Peele"). The original story has been changed slightly as this version will follow Galifianakis playing Larry Limpet, a bearded beach bum trying to save the fish population. When he finds himself turned into a fish, he sets out to save his town and the sea world, where he'll obviously learning valuable lessons along the way. As for the rest of the cast, they're divided between live-action characters and voices for animated roles.
Hamm is being lined up to play the human villain, a shrewd businessman who mines the ocean floor. Meanwhile McBride and Silverman would also have a couple roles in the live-action world as well. Hart, Key and Peele would voice some of the creatures under the sea, but for some reason it's not specified as to what kind of role Gad would play. But if we had to guess, following his beloved turn as Olaf in Frozen, he's probably voicing an animated character. With Linklater at the helm, this sounds like it could be one of those remakes that actually works, especially with a cast like this. Sound good?