Steve Carell Will Be Talking to Dogs in DOGS OF BABEL

Since seeing Steve Carell in DAN IN REAL LIFE, I was waiting to see when he’d come back to another drama.  Well now, he somewhat returns to familiar territory while going much, much darker.

Carell is attached to star in and co-produce the big screen version of DOGS OF BABEL, written by Carolyn Parkhurst. Writer Jamie Linden (Ten Year, Dear John, We Are Marshall) adapted the best-selling novel for the big screen.

The plot synopsis is as follows:

The story follows Paul Iverson, a linguistics professor, who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. Police rule her death an accident, but Paul is not quite sure. The only witness to her death is their dog Lorelei. In Paul’s grief-stricken search for answers, he endeavors to teach Lorelei to talk in the hopes that he can uncover what happened the day his wife died.

See what I mean?  Yet again Carell is a widower, but it seems like a much darker turn this time.  And remember, this is also the comedic actor that has given us GET SMART, DATE NIGHT, and a ridiculous amount of quotables from ANCHORMAN and “The Office”.  I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what he does.

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