Steve Carell is Joining Meryl Streep in Comedy 'Great Hope Springs'
Earlier this month we found out The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel would reunite with the film's shining star Meryl Streep for a marriage comedy called Great Hope Springs. Though initial reports had Jeff Bridges pegged to star opposite the favorite actress, a new name has turned up for the role. Deadline reports funnyman Steve Carell is currently negotiating to take a role in the story of a couple who puts their future in the hands of a marriage counselor for one weekend when their relationship hits some serious bumps after 30 years together. However, Carell won't play Streep's husband, but rather the marriage therapist Dr. Feld.
Carell will likely shoot the film after he finishes his last season of "The Office" this spring. With the actor moving away from his starring television gig, we'll likely be seeing a lot more of Carell in the feature film department. Usually TV regulars only have time to film features while their respective series are on hiatus over the summer, but now his time will be quite open. Until then, Carell's next film, Crazy, Stupid Love with co-stars Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore, is due to hit theaters on July 29th. Personally, I like the idea of Streep working with Carell, but I'm very interested in seeing who will play the husband in this story. Thoughts?