Actor will play pet detective's son

Josh Flitter will topline Morgan Creek comedy “Ace Ventura 3,” directed by David M. Evans.

“Ace 3″ will be produced by Morgan Creek topper James G. Robinson. David Robinson will also serve as a producer with Morgan Creek’s Guy McElwaine exec producing.

Principal photography will begin Sept. 17 in Orlando, Fla. Screenplay, penned by Jason Heimberg, Justin Heimberg and Jeff Sank, centers on the son of Ace Ventura following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a pet detective for the 7th-grade set and tracking a stolen baby panda after his mother’s wrongly arrested for the crime.

Flitter’s currently appearing in “License to Wed” and “Nancy Drew.” Evans penned “Radio Flyer” and directed “The Sandlot.”

Morgan Creek produced “Georgia Rule” and “Sydney White,” starring Amanda Bynes.

Flitter’s repped by Abrams Artists Agency and manged by MBST.

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