Ellen DeGeneres returns to the big screen as Mother Nature
Project being fasttracked for summer shoot
She's hosted the Oscars and won a plethora of Emmys for both her original groundbreaking sitcom and her current popular daytime talk show, but Ellen DeGeneres hasn't had a lot of success in the movie world. Sure, she voiced the fish who needed a friend, Dora, in the classic Pixar flick "Finding Nemo," but her resume is full of duds such as "Mr. Wrong," "Edtv" and "The Love Letter." Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres is looking to strut her stuff in front of the camera one more time as the iconic Mother Nature in an untitled comedy for Walden Media.
The original concept finds Mother Nature returning to Earth for the first time since the planet's creation. It's unclear if she likes what she finds, but the former stand up comedian told the trade, "I've always wanted to control the weather. Nothing will stop me from doing this...neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet. I may be thinking of postal service -- but I'm really excited about the movie."
A screenplay is being written by former "Sex and the City" writer-executive producer Jenny Bicks. Walden is fast-tracking the film for a potential shoot this summer while DeGeneres is on hiatus.
DeGeneres hasn't taken a live action role since 1999 when she starred in the aforementioned "Edtv," is also voicing a character and producing the animated feature "Dog Show" for Warner Bros.
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