Steve Carell Comedy Loves PHILLIP MORRIS Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra

     January 26, 2010

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According to Variety, I Love You Phillip Morris directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are in negotiations to follow up their acclaimed gay comedy with an untitled comedy set to star Steve Carell.  Not much is known about the film beyond the logline on Dan Fogelman’s script:

“Carell will play a father whose life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.”

While it sounds less like a straight comedy and more like a dramedy, Warner Bros. picked up the film last month for a cool $2 million. Fogelman’s previous credits include the screenplays for Cars, Fred Claus, and Bolt while Requa and Ficarra’s previous credits include the scripts for Bad Santa but also more kid-themed fare like Cats & Dogs and the remake of The Bad News Bears. It remains to be seen how far into family-fare Fogelman’s script goes, but I would wager it’s in line with his previous screenplays.

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