Please Steve Carell, Don't Star in Kim Barker's Hi-T!
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2009
Let me preface this by saying that I do love Steve Carell, he's a great comedian, and even though I don't watch "The Office", I usually enjoy everything he does. However, this is a project that he should stay far, far away from. Unfortunately he's producing it, which doesn't help. Steve Carell's Carousel Productions will produce the comedy Hi-T, written by one of Hollywood's worst working writers, Kim Barker, who wrote License to Wed and the upcoming All About Steve. It's about a man who begins taking testosterone injections after an injury leaves him deprived of the chemical, only to find his moods swing uncontrollably.
Why do I have such a problem with this project? It's all about screenwriter Kim Barker. I can't necessarily say she's a hack, but I do know that the scripts she writes are terrible. Just read the rant I wrote for the All About Steve trailer and you'll get a good idea why I hate her. I can already tell that Hi-T has one of those ridiculously stupid concepts that just doesn't need to be seen on the big screen. Unfortunately some big Hollywood studio is going to give Carell all the money he needs to get this made. But if he's smart, he'll let this one go and let some other wannabe actor waste their time and respect on this pointless rubbish.