As I suggested upon seeing Mindy Kaling’s recent appearance on David Letterman, a Steve Carell cameo was almost positively going to happen for the finale episode of NBC’s The Office next Thursday. Well, here comes validation. TV Line caught the story today that despite the ongoing denial from showrunner Greg Daniels, they can confirm he will indeed cameo in the last episode. They are unsure of the circumstances and have yet to receive NBC acknowledgment (obviously,) but this is the closest thing we will likely get to verification until air time. That said, Michael Scott is coming back even if for a brief moment. That’s what she said.
The two-hour finale event (front-loaded by a one-hour farewell at 8 pm/ET) airs on May 16.
Well, it looks like Steve Carell is set for a surprise return on NBC’s finale of The Office. Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project took to David Letterman this evening where she was prodded with questions regarding her co-star’s return. Her answer was that of “I don’t want to lie to you.” Obviously, she was not contractually obligated to say “no” to such quandaries which is why the safe money will be placed on a return of Michael Scott. Carell was said to be revisiting his desire to stay out of the series-ender until a last minute offer to return. Since that time, his previously vocal stance on leaving the character behind turned to quiet. Continue Reading
Today offers us our first legit poster for Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back. The Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell-led coming of age story set against the backdrop of a water park is one of the top indies coming out this year, and the marketing campaign will show just that. In fact, the studio had to pay a king’s ransom ($10 million) at Sundance just to land distribution. They think this could be the next Little Miss Sunshine for lack of a better Steve Carell analogy. Be sure to take a look at the trailer if you are yet to do so. Continue Reading
Disney must have had a good experience with Jennifer Garner for The Odd Life of Timothy Green because the studio is currently in talks with the actress to star opposite Steve Carell in Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Yes, that book-to-film conversion is still in the works as the live-action feature from Youth in Revolt director Miguel Arteta closes in on production. Garner and Carell will play the title character’s parents. They will be reading lines from a script from the team of Lisa Cholodenko and Rob Lieber.
Garner can next be seen in Dallas Buyers Club (which received distribution yesterday) and has recently been attached to co-star opposite Kevin Costner in Draft Day. The latter is expected to be her next project and there is still no clear idea when Alexander will get made; however, Deadline is reporting a fall start. Maybe this is as real as it gets with this IP that has been kicked around for quite a while now.
Steve Carell has a new indie dramedy coming out this summer that is one of the more talked about low-key releases of this year. The subject of a film festival bidding war, The Way, Way Back is expected to do almost as well as Little Miss Sunshine did nearly a decade ago thanks in part to the Oscar-winning talents of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash who wrote and directed the film. Additional stars include Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, and Toni Collette. Continue Reading
It seems the Tina Fey-Steve Carell Date Night reunion has been put on hold for the time being as both are way too busy to fit Mail-Order Groom into their busy schedules. The two actors were set to team up once more in the film about a woman marrying an Eastern European man in exchange for money. No director was attached although production was set to begin shortly. Specifics are short on who exactly is to blame, but it is conceivable that they would like to wait for Date Night director Shawn Levy to become available after he directs Night at the Museum 3.
Do not worry though because it would appear like this is a project the pair will inevitably do especially considering Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond wrote the script. Both actors are coming off of flops. Tina Fey’s Admission and Steve Carell’s Burt Wonderstone each bombed this past month which makes this reunion project look like an even bigger priority. It would somewhat shocking if it fell apart because it seems like the only guaranteed hit the two could headline right now.
At long last, another trailer has hit the web for the much-anticipated sequel to Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me. Unlike the first promos, this one actually has Steve Carell’s Gru taking center stage (at least at the get go) so it should come as a bit refreshing for those who miss the leading man. That said, this will probably sell a whole lot more tickets than the previous trailer although it is hard to imagine a $500 million franchise fading away because the audience forgot why they loved the franchise three years ago. Continue Reading
Steve Carell continued his press tour for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone last night where the former Daily Show correspondent visited Conan. The actor’s new film marks his first pure comedy effort since leaving The Office, so a lot is riding on this one if he wishes to establish himself in the genre. If it does not take, there are definitely no worries as Carell certainly has no trouble finding work in the dramatic category. Hit the jump for some footage of the man’s talk show appearance in which he tries to shed his nice guy persona. Continue Reading
Want more new footage for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone to spoil it when you actually see the movie? No problem. There is a lot to gawk at in the film’s latest featurette that covers the many reasons to see the comedy which happens to include Olivia Wilde bubble baths–not what you would expect. Also, fans get to see David Copperfield whose cameo as Carell alluded to during a recent talk show appearance. Continue Reading
Yesterday, Jimmy Fallon had a bit of a Little Miss Sunshine reunion as cast members Steve Carell and Abigail Breslin showed up on the late night program to promote separate movies, each coming out tomorrow. Carell received top-billing as his film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone teams the actor with Jim Carrey for the second time of his career as rival magicians representing old and new magic respectfully. Abigail Breslin on the other hand has a much different film entitled The Call in that she will be playing a kidnap victim whose only hope is 9-1-1 operator Halle Berry. Continue Reading
Check out the later viral featurette for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. This one centers on Steve Buscemi’s Anton Marvelton character as he shuns the stereotypical gifts to the impoverished in favor for something more: magic! The ad marks the second such offering to promote the movie which releases in four days’ time. Box office estimates are low for the PG-13 comedy, suggesting crowds might be softening on adult comedies outside of the R genre. Continue Reading
A lot of the run-up for the release of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has been focused on Steve Carell and Jim Carrey reuniting for the first time since Bruce Almighty, but it should also be noted that House alumna Olivia Wilde has a part in the move as well. Cinemax grabbed Wilde and Carell for one of their movie-hyping features, and the result was the actress putting on a completely over the top (but still brilliant) British accent. Check it out after the jump. Continue Reading
Steve Carell visited Ellen this week to promote his new film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Ultimately, his appearance was another opportunity for the actor to shoot down rumors of his return for the final episode of The Office airing in May. The explanation from the Evan Almighty star is (and it does make sense much to our disappointment) that his character has run its course and now it is time to say goodbye to the rest of the cast. While a few-second-long cameo may be possible, fans of the comedy series should definitely not be anticipating a lengthy appearance from Michael Scott in the run-up to finale. Continue Reading
Billed as the film’s final trailer, a bit of a commercial has popped up on the net today for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone from Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The whole thing is designed to be a faux ad to get tourists to show up for Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi.) It is worth a quick look for those interested in the flick which hits theaters about a week from now. There is some new footage, but not much. This could potentially be part of the film itself. Continue Reading