Steve Carell has signed on to portray the title character in The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard. The comedy will be set during the Napoleonic Wars that Media Rights Capital is developing for a spring 2009 production start.
According to Variety, the script was written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (Blades of Glory).
The Office star will play the bravest soldier in Napoleon's army and also, course, the dumbest. The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard follows Napoleon from his rise to power to his permanent exile. The comedy is based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.