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
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Second Star Wars Anthology Film Reportedly About Boba Fett
And it still needs a director
Will Poulter Is Pennywise The Clown
In Cary Fukunaga's new take on Stephen King's It
John Cleese Heads For Albion
Playing the villain in Rise Of The Danann
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's FBI Wedding Gets A New Home
Universal picks up untitled comedy

28 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Carell's FBI Wedding Gets A New Home

There’s a tough lesson that seemingly everyone in Hollywood learns at one point or another: even if you are one of the more “bankable” stars, particularly in a certain genre, having a film set up via your production company is no guarantee that the studio where that company is based won’t end up pulling the lever that sends the film spiralling down into the turnaround zone. That’s happened with an untitled comedy that Steve Carell was producing and considering starring in, but now Universal has stepped into to grab the rights to the project that Warner Bros. let slip.

Phil Alden Robinson, who last made The Sum of All Fears back in 2002, is on scripting duty for the film, which is still seemingly wrapped in a cloak of secrecy. Variety could only divine that it’s styled as a crossbreed of Stakeout and My Best Friend’s Wedding. And given that it features the FBI, we figure it’ll be some wacky blend of action comedy and rom com that finds the bureau hatching a sting scheme under the guise of a marriage ceremony.

We doubt Carell is in too much of a rush for Universal to get the film on its feet, though – he’s got plenty of other potential projects eagerly jockeying for his time, including magician comedy Burt Wonderstone, darkly comic drama Dogs of Babel and various other gigs including the upcoming Great Hope Springs.

He’ll next crop up on screens in romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love., which is out on September 23.


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

Mia Maestro On For Savages
She'll be Benicio Del Toro's wife
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

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)