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Steve Carell Is... The Beaver
Sweet comedy about a beaver puppet

07 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Steve Carell has attached himself to a spec script called The Beaver, which is currently causing something of a frenzy in Hollywood circles.

From the title alone, you'd guess that perhaps Kyle Killen's script was a pseudo-sequel to The 40 Year-Old Virgin, with Carell turning up the raunch – instead, though, it's apparently a sweet, whimsical and winning script about a man who not only walks around with a beaver puppet perpetually attached to his hand, but also treats the puppet like it's real.

Anonymous Content is currently looking for a director to come on board the project. Once that happens, expect studios around Hollywood to get involved in a bidding war which, for Killen, would be something of a dream scenario – it's his first script, giving hope to any Empire readers out there who might be budding screenwriters.

But it remains to be seen if this will be Carell's next film. In his upcoming hiatus from The Office: An American Workplace, the actor may only have room to shoot one movie. At the moment, he's got Get Smart 2 and Brigadier Gerard on his slate. The Beaver makes three.

However, it's so low-key and apparently inexpensive - The Beaver may talk, but it won't be CG - that he may well be able to squeeze it in alongside either of the other two effects-heavy comedies. If we were his Mr. 10%, we know what we'd be advising (apart from that he pays us 15%)...

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I love Steve Carrell, but I wish he had a little more integrity as an actor. His perfomance in 40 year old virgin was so winning, ditto Little Miss Sunshin and Dan In Real Life. I wouldn't say he has a one for me one for them quality because his more personal projects are also by far his most pleasing. Maybe I'm being harsh, the man has to make a living. I just hope we get to see his beaver. More

Posted by tt904 at 00:49 on 10 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Steve Carell Is... The Beaver
This will get my vote too. More

Posted by Timmy_Brisby_05 at 09:33 on 07 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: South Park?
Not to mention the Hennifer Lopez episode where Cartman is convinced his hand is actually Jennifer Lopez.   DuNk More

Posted by organometallic at 09:29 on 07 November 2008 | Report This Post

South Park?
1. It sounds like South Park. ie - Mr Garrisson. 2. It sounds like South Park's Rob Schneider gag. Steve Carell is.......The Carrott. Steve Carell is.......The Stapler Steve Carell Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb More

Posted by DeadBelushi at 08:47 on 07 November 2008 | Report This Post

Anything with Steve Carell gets my vote, and this does sound quite.... interesting..... More

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