Steve Carell Buys A 'Magic Kingdom'

It's starting to feel like every time we turn around, Steve Carell has attached himself to yet another project. Having wrapped Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and Great Hope Springs, Carell's now in the midst of filming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and lending his voice to Despicable Me 2, with Charlie Kaufman's Frank or Francis lined up next.

Beyond that, he's attached to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, the Dave Barry adaptation Lunatics, John Carney's The Dogs of Babel, the Black List script Conviction, and another film with Crazy, Stupid, Love. directors Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. And now, we can add the comedic fantasy Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD! to that list as well. Good grief. More details after the jump.

The screenplay adaptation comes from Craig Wright, a playwright who's also written for Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money. Although Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra) was on helm to direct at one point, he has since departed and Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD! remains without a director at this time. If all goes well, Carell could find himself leading a bona fide franchise — Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD! is the first of six books in Brooks' Magic Kingdom of Landover series.