Steve Carell will soon play a man whose dog is the only witness to his wife’s murder, and to solve the case, Carell will teach the dog to talk. As if the only sticking point in getting dogs to speak had just been motivating someone enough to teach them. I like to imagine Carell on the phone with Harrison Ford, Ford’s hair frazzled, his lab a mess of bunsen burners, computer equipment, and dogs in front of microphones. “I ALREADY WORK AROUND THE CLOCK!”
Steve Carell is taking a turn for the serious, attaching himself to star in Dogs of Babel, a drama for Mandate Pictures. Carell will also produce the project, an adaptation of a novel by Carolyn Parkhurst.
The novel, described as a tragic story of love and loss centers on a linguistics professor (Carell), who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. Though police rule her death an accident, the professor is not quite sure. With the only witness to the death being the couple’s dog, the grief-stricken man endeavors to teach it to talk in the hopes that he can uncover what really happened. [THR]
Hmm, a tragic drama, eh? Not the way I would’ve gone with a talking dog movie, but… What do you think, Business Dog?
I want more like this!
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