It seems that Steve Carell won’t be finished with the world of magic after completing ‘Burt Wonderstone’ with Jim Carrey as news has hit the web that the popular comedic actor has just joined the production of “Magic Kingdom of Landover”
Source: The Film Stage
…our friends at Hollywood.com have learned that Steve Carell will lead Magic Kingdom of Landover, making him one of the very first people to get involved here.
Having been adapted by screenwriter Craig Wright, Brooks‘ original novel centered on “a recently widowed lawyer who finds an advertisement in an upscale Christmas catalog claiming to offer a magical kingdom for $1 million by a man named Mr. Meeks. After he purchases Landover, he discovers he must unite the kingdom’s denizens and creatures to stop an evil demon bent on destroying the realm.”
Sounds like an interesting premise and a good opportunity to Careell to stamp his brand of comedy all over this film. I don’t know enough of the book to make a decisive judgement on his participation in the project but I’m sure some of you more knowledgeable than I will be sure to chime in and set me straight in the comments.
Well have at it!