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Steve Carell Joins Adaptation of Musical Doc 'Of All the Things'

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September 29, 2010
Source: Variety

Carell / Of All the Things

Though he put on a little musical performance in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life, actor Steve Carell may be stretching his vocal talents a little further. Variety reports Carell has signed on to star in and produce a feature film adaptation of the 2008 film Of All the Things, a music documentary which followed songwriter-producer Dennis Lambert, the man behind such hits as Baby Come Back and We Built This City. The Warner Bros. film will take cues from the documentary which saw him step away from his career selling real estate in Florida to embark on a two-week concert tour in the Philippines. Find out why below.

Apparently Lambert's solo album became insanely popular in the Philippines 35 years after it was released and the rest is now on celluloid thanks to his son Jody who directed the original documentary. Writing partners Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (who both wrote the forthcoming comedy Horrible Bosses) will script the adaptation. Carell will produce through his Carousel Production banner as he continues to take on a many more new film projects which will likely follow his last season on "The Office" after it concludes next spring. The question remains whether Carell will do his own singing or simply lip sync Lambert's vocals on stage.

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