Steve Carell has joined a new high-concept comedy. Hollywood.com reports that The Office actor has signed on to star in Magic Kingdom for Sale—SOLD!, based on the book by Terry Brooks. Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) is on board as a producer.
The story follows "Ben Holiday, a widowed lawyer, [who] finds an ad in a Christmas catalog for a magical kingdom. With $1 million to spare, Holiday purchases the kingdom from the mysterious Mr. Meeks and finds himself transported to the world of Landover. When he arrives, Holiday discovers that the kingdom is in turnover, and must unite the citizens and creatures of the world in order to stop an evil demon from wiping them all out."
Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, G.I. Joe) was initially attached to direct, but he has now dropped out. I think that the project will be better off without Sommers. Carell is funny, but I hope it is much better than Evan Almighty.
Are you looking forward to seeing this movie?