Steve Carell to Star in The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

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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.

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Steve Carell was born in Acton, Massachusettes and originally wanted to be a radio broadcaster.  However, Carell soon switched to acting and joined the Chicago troupe The Second City in 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy.

In 1996 he joined the cast of the ill-fated The Dana Carvey Show and then in 1997 lent his voice to the popular SNL animated skit The Ambigulously Gay Duo alongside Stephen Colbert.  However, it was his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 1999 to 2004 that would lead him to mainstream success.

While on the Daily Show, Carrel began his film career with roles in Evan Almighty and eventually writing and starring in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

With his new found success, Carrel got the lead in NBC's remake of the British television show, The Office.

Since then Carrel has become a regular Hollywood A-lister and is even considered a member of Hollywood's Frat Pack.

In his personal life, Carell is married to Nancy Walls and they have two children together, Elisabeth Anne and John.

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