One thing Steve Carell has always loves to do in his movies was show off his singing chops since pretty much every movie he has done featured some sort of musical interlude.
Now according to VarietyCarell is taking it to the next level by announcing his next movie will be a full fledged musical comedy.
The movie is based off the 2008 documentary Of All Things about legendary song writer and producer Dennis Lambert. Lambert was responsible in the 70’s and 80’s for major hits like Rhinestone Cowboy and Baby Come Back. The documentary followed Lambert, a sixty year old family man and real estate broker in Florida, as he is convinced to do a tour in the Philippines where his thirty five year old solo album apparently is still a huge hit.
Carell looked to writing partners Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (the trainee in Waiting) to write him an adaptation of the script. The pair also wrote the script for Carell’s new magician based comedy Burt Wonderstone.
The premise of the movie seems pretty humorous and it’s definitely in the style of a Steve Carell comedy. My only concern is having Carell play an sixty year old. Hopefully they won’t go the standard Hollywood route of gray hair and mustache.
The one thing you don’t have to worry about is Carell singing. I’m sure everyone has heard him in 40 Year Old Virgin singing “Age of Aquarius”, but if you really want to hear him (and Stephen Colbert) show off their pipes, take a listen to this Daily Show segment from 2001.