Nickelodeon's Drake Bell Tagged To Star in Fairly Odd Parents Movie
Nickelodeon will be filming a live action film based on its popular cartoon series, Fairly Odd Parents, with comedic actor/singer/songwriter Drake Bell (of Drake and Josh fame) cast in the lead as Timmy Turner.
The premise of the show is a ten-year old boy is burdened with clueless, but loving parents who haplessly stick him with the world's meanest babysitter, Vicky (icky Vicky, if you are in the know). Because his life stinks so bad, he was given two Fairy Godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, who grant him his every wish (within reason, of course). Wanda will be played by Cheryl Hines (of Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Seinfeld's Jason Alexander.
In the live action film, set for release in 2011, the Timmy character will be grown up and, according to the mythology of the show, this means Timmy must lose his fairy godparents. The premise of the film is explained in more detail here.
It's great that Drake Bell is working; we loved watching him and Josh Peck on Drake and Josh and miss this show now that it's off the air. Definitely looking forward to the film!