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