John Carney, director of the critically acclaimed Once (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) has signed on to direct Jamie Lindens (We Are Marshall, Dear John) Dogs of Babel. Here's a synopsis for the movie.
Carolyn Parkhurst’s novel, The Dogs of Babel, is a tragic yet beautiful story of love and loss. 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.
Steve Carell is taking the lead on this one, which I think is great because I personally loved him in Little Miss Sunshine and think he could bring a powerful performance in this role. What do you think?