In most cases, a sequel that’s missing its original leading man is NOT a good thing — but for some reason I still have fairly high hopes for "Evan Almighty." Oh yeah, I remember the reason now: Steve Carell.
Click here to visit ComingSoon.net and enjoy the teasery goodness.
And here’s the plot synopsis from the CS gang: "In the Tom Shadyac-directed follow-up to "Bruce Almighty," Steve Carell reprises his role as Evan Baxter — the polished, preening newscaster of the first film — who finds himself the next one anointed by God (Morgan Freeman) to accomplish a holy mission.
Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled wife (Lauren Graham) and kids just can’t decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions…"
Sure to be one of next summer’s biggest comedies, "Evan Almighty" opens on June 22nd. (Hey, it’s got Steve for the grown-ups and all those animals for the kids: Surefire hit.)