Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Two New Clips Of Michael Fassbender's Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes...
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 April 2015
Marisa Tomei Joins The Big Short
Adam McKay's ensemble just got even bigger
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Foxcatcher (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Alexander And The Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Way Way Back (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Carell May Have Dinner For Schmucks
Could replace Cohen in comedy remake

14 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

Steve Carell is being lined up to replace Sacha Baron Cohen as the star of Dinner With Schmucks, the long-developing DreamWorks remake of Francis Veber’s French comedy Le Diner de Cons.

And, in another development, director Jay Roach – who had been attached to the project before exiting stage left – may also come back on board, as DreamWorks seeks to put the film on the fast track.

Cohen was first attached to the film, in which a group of friends have a monthly competition to bring the stupidest person they can find to a dinner party, back in 2006, following Borat’s success. He was to have played a lovable idiot who winds up accidentally tormenting his host, but his attachment to the film has wavered of late.

Carell, who’s got Get Smart 2, The Beaver and Brigadier Gerard on his plate, hasn’t signed on yet, but he’d be a perfect fit for a role that was once played on the London stage by Ardal O'Hanlon. Watch this space.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chris Cooper Joins The Tempest
Adaptation star joins Taymor adaptation
Exclusive: New Coraline Poster
Latest look at stop-motion sensation

Your Comments

Oh No!
I think that Steve Carell is the unfunniest comedian around. I did not laugh once in Dan in Real Life. Maybe it was the poor story, but Steve Carell was dreadful. Anyway why does Hollywood feels that it has to redo foreign films? It rarely works. More

Posted by paganprincess at 06:39 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

Close this down!
In no way should this happen the original is insanely hilarious, and I can only foresee a terrible, mainstream, immature edition coming, in which if it is Carell now, it'll just be him blabbling around about matchstick buildings for ages. If they want to make it, at least throw Danny DeVito into the main role, you can't tell me he doesn't resemble the French lead... More

Posted by Ethanial at 10:45 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)