Andrews fills gaping hole with 'Tooth Fairy' role


Julie Andrews has earned her wings.

The actress will join Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Judd in Fox's family comedy "Tooth Fairy."

Also on board are "Extras" star Stephen Merchant, who also co-created "The Office," and pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler (MTV's "Life of Ryan").

The film centers on Derek Thompson (Johnson), a minor-league hockey player whose nickname is the Tooth Fairy because of his ability to knock out opposing players' teeth. Judd plays his girlfriend.

When he discourages a youngster's hope, Derek is ordered to one week's hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with wings, magic wand and frilly tutu. Along the way, he rediscovers his forgotten dreams.

Andrews, repped by WMA, will play Lily, a high-ranking, acerbic supervisor with the Tooth Fairy Department charged with overseeing Derek's stint as a tooth fairy.

Endeavor-repped Merchant plays Tracy, a socially awkward tooth fairy who has not yet earned his wings but is assigned to be Derek's case worker and trainer.

Sheckler, repped by CAA, plays arrogant young hockey player Mick Donnelly, who makes a pit stop in the minor leagues before heading to the NHL and treats Derek like a has-been.

Filming will begin in October in Vancouver with Michael Lembeck directing a script by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel and Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia.

Blumhouse's Jason Blum is producing with Mayhem Pictures' Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi. (partialdiff)