If you are into Steve Carell news, and I know you are, here is something to wet your whistle. It looks like Carell is stepping over the comedy line again and entering the world of the drama. Warner Bros. has recently acquired the rights to the memoirs of David Menasche, titled The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. Carell is set to produce and star in the film. Thanks to THR for the info. Here is their synopsis of the book:
In 2006, Menasche, then a Miami high school teacher, was told he only had a few months left to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He managed to extend his life via several surgeries and years of chemo but a seizure in 2012 ended his teaching career.
Menasche then decided to embark on a cross-country journey to reconnect with former students from his 15-year teaching career, come to terms with his illness and learn to live fully in the present.
We know Carell is a fantastic comedic actor, but I feel that he can hold his own as a dramatic actor. Check out Dan In Real Life and The Way Way Back and the trailer for Foxcatcher, and then you will see what I mean.
Until Next Time…