Steve Carell has a bunch of possible projects in the works, and earlier this week he became attached to produce and star in an adaptation of the novel The Dogs of Babel. It looked then like that would definitely be his next film after his departure from The Office. And it still might be.

But Burt Wonderstone is another movie to which the actor has been attached for a few months, and the film may have just taken a step forward, as Charles McDougall is now in talks to direct. Read More »

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One of the more unusual projects in the long list of potential films for Steve Carell is a dramatic feature based on the documentary Of All the Things, which chronicles an unlikely tour of the Philippines undertaken by songwriter Dennis Lambert.

We heard about this project in May when Warner Bros. started negotiating a deal for the remake rights to the doc, and I expected that it would fall out of sight and never be heard from again. But now the film is taking a step forward as writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have been hired to write the picture. Read More »

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Ah, it’s the notorious ‘an offer is out to…’ story, which has of late become more of a staple. These are both potentially interesting projects, but keep in mind that at this point we’re just documenting offers that have been given to actors to appear in these projects — the films aren’t greenlit, and there’s a 50/50 chance, at least, that these actors won’t take these roles. That said, chew on the ideas of  Christian Bale in a film based on a Zack Snyder story, Bradley Cooper in another R-rated comedy and Jim Carrey in a film about a magician. Read More »

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