Steve Carell Signs On For Action-Comedy Conviction

By Kelly West 2011-11-01 19:25:13discussion comments
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So far, The Office has managed to get by and still be funny even without Steve Carell’s Michael Scott serving as the bumbling boss at Dunder Mifflin. And judging by Carell’s growing list of upcoming projects, it appears as though he’s getting by just fine without the popular NBC series. Among the actor’s upcoming roles is a starring part in Silver Pictures’ Conviction.

According to Deadline, Carell is set to star and produce in heist film Conviction. The film, which was written by Jonathan Herman, “follows a mastermind bank robber who serves five years in prison following a botched heist who is forced by an FBI agent to entrap his protege as the upstart pulls off a multimillion-dollar job.”

Deadline states that the script originally had a “Heat tone,” but the project stalled from there. Since then, it was reworked into an action comedy similar in tone to films like 48 Hours and Ocean’s Eleven. Joel Silver is set to produce the film alongside Carell and Andrew Rona of Silver Pictures.

Steve Carell sounds like a great fit for a movie like this. The role is stacked on top of a growing list of film credits, including the Despicable Me sequel (2013), and the title role in Burt Wonderstone.
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