Steve Carell Befriends A Beaver Puppet

By Josh Tyler 2008-11-07 04:51:45discussion comments
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This may be a step down for Steve Carell. Heís gone from working with Anne Hathaway in Get Smart, to starring opposite a beaver puppet. Maybe itís a sexy beaver puppet.

HR says Carell could play the lead in a movie called The Beaver. Heíd play a man who walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, a beaver puppet which he treats as if itís a human creature. The script is described as ďwhimsical and winningĒ. Iím going to go ahead and also throw out weird.

Itís being compared to Being John Malcovich meets Lars and the Real Girl, which means itís probably artsy fartsy. It wouldnít hurt for Steve to try his hand at serious acting. He pulled off a lot of that rather brilliantly in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, though itís often overlooked in favor of focusing on the scene in which he smokes pot out of an apple bong. He also did a little of that serious acting stuff last year for Dan in Real Life, but the movieís heavy-handed script didnít do him any favors. This Beaver script on the other hand, seems to have a lot of positive buzz, especially for a script about a man draping his hand in felt, gluing on googly eyes, and then talking to it.
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