A Total Success!

Both Troy Ames and Parker Brando have booked roles in Disney’s upcoming Timmy Failure.

Spotlight” writer-director Tom McCarthy will direct an adaptation of the children’s book “Timmy Failure” for Disney. McCarthy has also co-wrote the pic with the book’s author, Stephan Pastis.

Jim Whitaker, who has a strong track record with “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Wrinkle in Time” will produce. McCarthy recently did a rewrite on “Christopher Robin,” a live-action take on the “Winnie the Pooh” tale, and was also a writer on Pixar’sUp”.

The popular book series centers on an 11-year-old boy who believes he is the best detective in town and runs the agency Total Failure Inc. with his partner, a 1,200-pound, imaginary polar bear, and his sidekick Rollo Tookus, solving crimes and defeating evil forces.

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