Who Needs Carrey When You've Got Carell? Meet "Evan Almighty"

by | August 26, 2005 | Comments

Variety reports that the suddenly very hot Steve Carell is in negotiations with Universal to star in "Evan Almighty," a sort-of sequel that will see Mr. Carell reprising his role from "Bruce Almighty." Original director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Steve Oedekerk are already on board, and word is that Morgan Freeman will be stepping back into the role of "God."

"Conceived for Jim Carrey until he declined to reprise his role in "Bruce Almighty," sequel will take the news anchor character Carell played in that film and put him on an Almighty-inspired quest to build an ark in preparation for a great flood."

Universal seems to be moving full steam ahead on this project; production is scheduled to begin early next year.

Tag Cloud

tv talk mission: impossible American Society of Cinematographers anime documentaries serial killer chucky green book Spike police drama spinoff Peacock IFC TLC 21st Century Fox Acorn TV worst movies Spectrum Originals travel stop motion game show mutant canceled TV shows The Walking Dead Film disaster Marvel Studios Hulu comiccon DC Universe PBS Women's History Month Spring TV spanish language OneApp indiana jones remakes Certified Fresh cinemax Turner Classic Movies doctor who rt archives Marvel Lucasfilm ratings GoT medical drama Toys supernatural sequel toronto Trailer Lionsgate Valentine's Day 2018 festival scorecard cancelled TV shows technology Martial Arts TV Land zombie Drama TIFF social media theme song Countdown 2016 critics Star Wars 72 Emmy Awards renewed TV shows science fiction Awards NYCC Television Critics Association cancelled TV series Rom-Com streaming space Dark Horse Comics Thanksgiving 24 frames true crime versus docudrama hispanic Amazon Studios TBS YA spider-man BBC MCU dragons Disney Channel A&E golden globes composers Comedy Kids & Family Premiere Dates Summer crime thriller jamie lee curtis E! movie Anna Paquin Apple TV+ video directors Netflix Christmas movies Mary Poppins Returns concert Grammys halloween tv Reality Competition 99% Pop TV comics crime Chilling Adventures of Sabrina FX WarnerMedia Red Carpet Classic Film news SXSW A24 boxing fast and furious psychological thriller DGA award winner TV renewals emmy awards Superheroes robots El Rey screenings sports free movies Turner toy story The CW Fox Searchlight Starz cartoon BBC America rotten archives vampires ghosts Black Mirror Black History Month binge GLAAD Fantasy anthology Hear Us Out 2019 Holidays dogs Polls and Games miniseries cancelled television CBS All Access Pop Mudbound San Diego Comic-Con Quiz ABC Family Shudder Winners cults name the review hollywood Action parents Disney fresh Pet Sematary cancelled Ovation BET 2017 MSNBC Ellie Kemper a nightmare on elm street movies comedies ITV south america NBC Song of Ice and Fire FXX PlayStation 007 USA Extras criterion Amazon Prime Video Emmy Nominations Pixar Disney+ Disney Plus laika Heroines Marvel Television Food Network spy thriller aliens Superheroe Hallmark Christmas movies political drama zero dark thirty Mystery Infographic indie video on demand james bond Year in Review Sony Pictures biography Showtime FOX italian Sci-Fi Syfy Apple BET Awards christmas movies football casting nature harry potter Set visit kids stoner Elton John adaptation Family game of thrones all-time IFC Films stand-up comedy Teen franchise Sundance TV Super Bowl First Reviews Sundance Now period drama Britbox best See It Skip It crossover batman Nominations die hard psycho deadpool 20th Century Fox romantic comedy Captain marvel Comic Book asian-american werewolf dramedy 2020 GIFs Epix Interview japanese sag awards spain CW Seed The Purge Discovery Channel E3 ABC halloween Fall TV thriller films HBO Max Paramount Universal 2015 Masterpiece zombies Baby Yoda animated The Witch DC streaming service First Look Rocketman based on movie President Tumblr french Alien Schedule reviews ESPN Pirates canceled Comics on TV book Trivia Animation Cannes mockumentary finale USA Network RT History quibi Video Games Comedy Central Walt Disney Pictures VICE Brie Larson Creative Arts Emmys revenge classics Esquire History latino witnail reboot Writers Guild of America Rock slashers Bravo CBS worst historical drama comic Country FX on Hulu Amazon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Election Watching Series Pride Month television Nat Geo Reality Ghostbusters Crunchyroll RT21 scary movies joker series TCA Winter 2020 Netflix Mindy Kaling spanish Warner Bros. cats adventure black Tubi 4/20 Sundance The Arrangement Arrowverse Vudu australia Tomatazos HBO screen actors guild New York Comic Con Film Festival 71st Emmy Awards hist AMC TCA 2017 universal monsters WGN VOD Marathons twilight talk show PaleyFest Christmas HBO Go Lifetime richard e. Grant rotten movies we love Travel Channel DirecTV 45 facebook VH1 sitcom Logo TCM Sneak Peek dc dceu Hallmark YouTube child's play Stephen King TCA Awards LGBTQ Rocky BAFTA cops teaser Tarantino X-Men Endgame Freeform dark singing competition Lifetime Christmas movies romance what to watch CNN Amazon Prime Disney Plus blaxploitation Mary poppins Holiday blockbuster nbcuniversal Calendar Crackle natural history Fox News Cartoon Network Disney streaming service nfl boxoffice SundanceTV Character Guide sequels Adult Swim comic books APB superhero obituary Biopics transformers Star Trek Emmys strong female leads Winter TV festivals unscripted Binge Guide documentary YouTube Premium crime drama MTV Academy Awards BBC One venice Best and Worst Western politics Shondaland Trophy Talk breaking bad cooking TNT DC Comics justice league diversity Mary Tyler Moore Cosplay Photos war Nickelodeon Paramount Network TCA satire Opinion children's TV Columbia Pictures elevated horror Awards Tour Musical Oscars YouTube Red foreign Music Horror LGBT independent Television Academy The Academy Funimation Chernobyl Avengers ID Musicals Podcast National Geographic OWN TruTV Box Office SDCC discovery CMT cars Apple TV Plus TV