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Jack Black's Larger Than Life Role in 'Gulliver's Travels'

November 6, 2008 (7:23 am) GMT
The 20th Century Fox is moving forward with their latest project, in which they re-imagine Jonathan Swift's classic tale, 'Gulliver's Travels'.
Jack Black

Shedding off his panda image from hit "", has taken a giant role in "". The 39-year-old comedian is joining the 20th Century Fox's effort on bringing Jonathan Swift's classic tale into life by starring as the titular character Lemuel Gulliver in the studio's adaptation project.

As Gulliver, Black will portray a free-spirited travel writer who gets an assignment that sends him to the Bermuda Triangle. Somewhere along his journey, he suddenly finds himself stranded on the hidden island of Lilliput, making him a giant among the industrious, yet tiny, inhabitants. Still, before Black is seen in this movie, he will star as Zed in the June 2009 release comedy "".

Black aside, also aboard the project are "" helmer Nicholas Stoller and "Shrek" co-writer Joe Stillman. Principal photography has been scheduled to be kicked off sometime in March 2009 although no exact location has been picked yet. It will be produced by John Davis and Ben Cooley.

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