Thursday, October 16, 2008

Steve Carell to play 'Brigadier Gerard'

Steve Carell is attached to play the title character in “The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard,” a comedy set
during the Napoleonic Wars that Media Rights Capital is mobilizing for a spring 2009 production start.

Script was written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (“Blades of Glory”).

Pic is among several films that Carell is considering; he plans to star in one or two films during his hiatus
after shooting the fifth season of NBC sitcom “The Office.”

Carell will play the title character, the bravest soldier in Napoleon’s army and also the dumbest.
Gerard follows Napoleon from his rise to power to his permanent exile. The comedy is based on stories
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

sources: Variety, Hollywoodreporter, tipster: pomkiwi

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