Megastar Mammootty will play an achayan character in the upcoming comical thriller Thoppil Joppan. Kollywood actress Andrea Jeremiah has reportedly been roped in to play the female lead. Andrea had played the female lead in Renjith's Mohanlal film Loham last year. She has also played the female lead against Prithviraj and Fahad Fazil. 

Mammootty will play the titular role, Joppan, a Kabaddi lover. The megastar has always shined in achayan characters he played over the years and the most popular among them are Kottayam Kunjachan and Pranchiyettan

The movie is a comeback for director Johny Antony, who is going through a low phase in his career. He has earlier directed Mammootty in three films including Thuruppugulan.

Nishad Koya, of Ordinary fame, has written the screenplay while Sunoj Velayudham will crank the camera. Harisree Ashokan, Renji Panicker, Suresh Krishna, Alancier and Saju Navodaya will play other important characters.

Apart from Kochi, the movie will be filmed in Kottayam, Pala, Thodupuza, etc.