Steve Carell is attached to star in a new film adaptation of the Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel novel Lunatics. Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the novel, and the authors of the novel will also write the screenplay as well for Universal Picturtes
The story follows two New Jersey soccer dads whose minor feud escalates to create worldwide consequences, and leave them running for their lives. According to Deadline, "Carell will play Philip Horkman, the owner of a pet store who refs kids soccer games on Sundays, and there he meets an irate soccer dad who triggers the misadventures."
There's no word on who will play the other soccer dad, I just hope that it doesn't end up being Will Ferrell. It seems what the studios first instinct would be for a movie like this. I could see how this could end up being a funny film, but it's also movie plotline that we've seen in movies a hundred times before. What are your thoughts?