By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros., Variety
Warner Bros. and Steve Carell have become really close. After sharing some skrilla with Get Smart, the studio and comedic actor have signed a three-year first-look deal. Though not exactly a direct product of the deal, Warner Bros and Carell plan to move forward with a sequel.
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Steve Carell has formed Carousel Prods., his shingle that will work hand in hand with Warner Bros. A Get Smart sequel sounds like the obvious start considering that the remake made close to $230 million worldwide.
What Carell likes about the deal (and his new shingle), is that it puts him in direct contact with the friends he's made along the way.
"My idea was to partner with friends of mine, people I trusted, with whom I share a certain sensibility," Carell told Daily Variety. "I have some ideas for films, but I’ve gotten to know so many people who are funny, talented and fertile with ideas that I’m confident this very strong base of friendships will lead to projects."
Taking that extra step, Carell also hopes to produce films that won't at least feature him as a title character.
"Finding things to do as an actor is the first order of business, I suppose, but I’m not limited to things in my wheelhouse," Carell said. "I’m also looking for films I can produce that aren’t right for me as an actor."
Carell is prepping to get in front of the camera with Tina Fey for the 20th Century Fox comedy Date Night, which Shawn Levy will direct.