Steve Carell to Star in Drama, Dogs of Babel

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Steve Carell is all set to star in the new film Dogs of Babel from Mandate Pictures, the studio announced.

The novel by Carolyn Parkhurt, follows the story of Paul Iverson who returns home one day to discover his wife's body in their backyard.  The police say the death is an accident, but Paul is not convinced.  He searches for answers to a mystery only the family dog Lorelei witnessed.

Carell is usually known for his comedic role, but Mandate president Nathan Kahane is confident in Carell's acting ability, saying ""Steve is one of those rare talents who can make you laugh uncontrollably and at the same time evoke real emotion. We can't wait to see how he brings the role to life."

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Producers Corey May and Dooma Wendschuh have been anxious to bring the novel to the big screen for a long time, "From the first time we read Carolyn's manuscript, we couldn't wait for the opportunity to bring 'Dogs of Babel' to the big screen. We are thrilled to now be working with Steve, who shares our passion for the story."

It will be interesting to see Carell in a dramatic role, especially one that sounds so heart-wrenching and sad.

The film still does not have a director, but plans to find one are in full swing.

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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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