Applegate Marches With 'Penguins'

Over a decade ago, she was Kelly Bundy and he was Danny Tanner. Now they're both just penguins.

Christina Applegate has signed on to voice the lead bird opposite Bob Saget in the "March of the Penguins" spoof "Farce of the Penguins."

The R-rated film tells the story of one penguin's search for love on a 70-mile journey with his horny friends. The film uses real penguin footage along with a massive vocal cast. The other lead roles are voiced by Lewis Black, Mo'Nique and Tracey Morgan. However, the alphabetical list of cameos includes Jason Biggs, Mario Cantone, Dane Cook, Norm Crosby, Dave Coulier, Drea De Matteo, Adam Duritz, Harvey Fierstein, Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Katz, Jaime Kennedy, David Koechner, Lori Loughlin, Norm MacDonald, Carlos Mencia, Jeffrey Ross, Jonathan Silverman, John Stamos, Abe Vigoda, and Damon Wayans.

Samuel L. Jackson will narrate.

"Having such a talented comedic actress as Christina Applegate play the part of 'Melissa' is another gift for this crazy film," Saget says. "My character, 'Carl,' has been dreaming his entire life to meet a penguin as grounded and sexually compatible as 'Melissa'/Christina. She and Mo'Nique are adorable and hilarious together. I got very lucky that she and all the actors liked the material 'cause she fits in perfectly with the ensemble."

"Farce of the Penguins" is already in post-production. ThinkFilms will release the comedy at some point later this year, with a DVD release set for early 2007.

Recent feature credits for Applegate ("Married With Children") include "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Surviving Christmas."

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