DreamWorks Has a Feeling Steve Carell Was 'Raised By Wolfs'
by Ethan Anderton
July 28, 2010
In case the TV fans hadn't heard, Steve Carell has revealed that this coming season of "The Office" would be his last (and that could spell death for the entire series as well). Though fans of the NBC comedy series will surely be sad, this is good news for Carell fans on film since this means he'll be able to partake in many more projects instead of being forced to choose just one or two during his hiatus between seasons. Reports of a new project come from RiskyBiz who says DreamWorks has picked up Raised By Wolfs (no that's not a grammatical error) an original comedy pitch from TV writer Les Firestein that has Carell attached to star.
Though the plot is being kept under wraps, the purposeful misspelling of the plural "wolves" is apparently a reference to the main character's last name. So Carell will probably be at the center of a crazy family whose antics may not be too far removed from that of the wolf. Firestein hasn't ventured into film before (though he is currently re-writing another comedy called Don't Send Help), but he has had ample writing experience on series like "The Drew Carey Show" and "In Living Color." However, Carell will be quite a busy man after "The Office" since he also has another project with Tina Fey, a golf comedy, a silly high-testosterone comedy and a project where he gets dumped. Hopefully we'll find out which one will actually be his next film soon.