Jason Alexander and Steven Weber to Appear in Nickelodeon's "A Fairly Odd Movie"

By Thomas Peter
26 Jul 2010

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander and fellow stage and screen vet Steven Weber will appear in "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner," a live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon animated series "The Fairly OddParents," according to Variety.

The film, which is scheduled for release in 2011, will reimagine the series' main character, who is 10 years old, as a 23-year-old still clinging to the fairy godparents of his childhood. Alexander and Cheryl Hines will play the fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda.

Weber will play a villain in the movie. Daniella Monet will appear as a love interest.

Alexander, best known for playing George Costanza on the TV series "Seinfeld," won a Tony Award for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Additional stage credits include Broadway Bound, Merrily We Roll Along, The Rink and the original Los Angeles company of The Producers, in which he played Max Bialystock. He is the artistic director of Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Weber, known for the sitcom "Wings," was a replacement Leo Bloom in The Producers on Broadway, where he has also appeared in The Philanthropist and The Real Thing.

"The FairlyOdd Parents" has been running on Nickelodeon since 2001. The series' creator, Butch Hartman, will executive produce the movie with Lauren Levine. Savage Steve Holland from a script by Hartman and Scott Fellows.