Brooke Shields finally gets 'Vengeance'

Returns to film after a 10-year hiatus

After a 10-year hiatus from mainstream movies, Brooke Shields is returning to the big screen, coming aboard Summit and Participant Media live-action family comedy "Furry Vengeance."

The company also announced that Dick Van Dyke, Ken Jeong and Samantha Bee have joined the cast of the live-action family pic.

Brendan Fraser is playing the lead in Roger Kumble's film, which centers on a real estate developer who gets more than he bargained for from a band of raccoons when he pushes too hard into more pristine territory. Shields will play Tami Sanders, the wife of Fraser's character.

Shields returns to a mainstream big-screen role -- she did have some turns in animated and DVD fare -- for the first time since 1999, when she starred in James Toback's hip-hop drama "Black and White."

Since that time, the actress, who is known for such feature roles as "The Blue Lagoon" and "Endless Love" earlier in her career, has concentrated on TV and Broadway. Shields, repped by UTA, most recently starred in the NBC dramedy "Lipstick Jungle."

She also has been in the news this week for her intimate eulogy of Michael Jackson.

The WME-repped Van Dyke has had a host of television and film roles during his long career, which most recently included a turn in Shawn Levy's "Night at the Museum" franchise.

Jeong, repped by Gersh, is fresh off his scene-stealing turn as a gangster in Warners' summer hit "The Hangover" and has signed for several other comedies in the wake of that success.

Bee, also repped by WME, is a longtime correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" who has a supporting role in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works."
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