An eclectic voice cast is revealed for MGM's live-action comedy about zoo animals teaching a thing or two to their keeper.
Variety has the story
Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow will provide voices for the animals in MGM's live-action comedy "The Zookeeper," starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson.
Sandler, whose Happy Madison shingle is also a producer on the pic, will voice a capuchin monkey. Cher's voicing a giraffe, Favreau a bear, Stallone a lion and Apatow an elephant.
Pic centers on zoo animals trying to teach the keeper their methods of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams. Frank Coraci is directing from a screenplay by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, James, Rock Reuben and Nick Bakay.
Shooting's set to start in late summer for an Oct. 8, 2010, release.
Interesting to see Judd Apatow and Jon Favreau listed here, two men who now make their living behind the camera but have previously shone as comedy actors. When I read the title of the film and heard that it was about talking animals I assumed the film would be aimed squarely at the kid's market but from the description it seems like it might be more of a rom-com, especially considering it is being produced by Adam Sandler who is more known for his adult humour. Hopefully this will be a unique, outside-the-box comedy.