By Amy Ryan
Updated May 04, 2006 at 06:30 PM EDT

How awesome does this sound: a live-action/animated/puppet movie directed by Spike Jonze, co-written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, co-produced by Tom Hanks, and starring Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, and Catherine O’Hara? According to Variety, that’s the lineup behind the forthcoming adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. That’s right, the classic Maurice Sendak children’s bedtime book.

Keener will play the sleepy boy’s mom in the live-action segments, while the others will voice the dreamland creatures he meets. Could this be the coolest kids’ movie ever made? Of course, PopWatch expects to enjoy it on a grown-up level, too. And not just in a head-movie, Yellow Submarine/Fantasia kind of way. (PopWatch does not condone getting stoned at the movies; multiplex munchies are way too expensive.) Rather, PopWatch is merely happy to plonk down $10 for anything Jonze does, even if we don’t have a kid to bring along as a beard.

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