Steve Carell Cast as Brigadier Gerard

by Joey Paur

Steve Carell is going to have to brush up on his French accent for an upcoming movie he has been cast in. Carell is attached to play the title character in 'The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard'. The film is a comedy that is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Variety reports:

Script was written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky ("Blades of Glory").

Pic is among several films that Carell is considering; he plans to star in one or two films during his hiatus after shooting the fifth season of NBC sitcom "The Office."

Carell will play the title character, the bravest soldier in Napoleon's army and also the dumbest. Gerard follows Napoleon from his rise to power to his permanent exile. The comedy is based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sounds like it will be a big budget comedy. Hopefully it is a much better movie than 'Evan Almighty'. It has the potential to be very funny. Its a very unique setting for a comedy. I just hope it a smart comedy and not one of those stupid funny ones. Something like this could go either way.