Steve Carell Heads into Thriller Territory with Director Gore Verbinski
Later this year, we'll see Steve Carell get serious with Foxcatcher, a role that will likely land him at least an Oscar nomination when the time comes. And while he also has the dumb family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (arriving this week) too, it sounds like he won't be sticking in that territory all the time. Deadline reports Carell will star in an untitled paranoid thriller at New Regency with Pirates of Caribbean franchise director Gore Verbinski at the helm working from a script by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad. Sounds like a good team.
So what's the movie about? Well, unfortunately there aren't any plot details available, but the film is described as a paranoid thriller. This will actually be the first film in a series of different films that Verbinski has set up at New Regency. He will follow this thriller with a horror film called A Cure for Wellness from Revolutionary Road scribe Justin Haythe and a large-scale action comedy (also written by Conrad) called Passengers, which doesn't have any ties to the gestating sci-fi romance of the same name starring Keanu Reeves. It's a good thing The Lone Ranger didn't land Vervinski in movie jail.