According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Carell is currently attached to The Beaver, a script by first-time writer Kyle Killen. The film’s plot describes a man who “walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, treating it as something close to a human creature with human feelings.” Apparently the script has won rave reviews and “occupies the fantastical territory somewhere between Being John Malkovich and Lars and the Real Girl.”
It’s been an amazing past few years for Steve Carrell, who has proven he can deftly handle small roles in indie flicks (Little Miss Sunshine) and leading man status in big budget action comedies (Get Smart). And that’s not even mentioning his tremendous stint as Michael Scott on The Office, a character who he’s somehow managed to imbue with sympathy and humanity. Carell is planning on starring in one or two films when he’s on hiatus from The Office this spring. He’ll certainly have a wealth of projects to choose from, including The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard, Date Night, a Get Smart sequel, and now, potentially, The Beaver.