Steve Carell on Board for Get Smart Sequel
11.05.08 by REELZ
America's favorite TV nitwit, Office star Steve
Carell, is close to a deal to reprise his role as bumbling secret agent Maxwell
Smart in a sequel to the summer comedy Get Smart, The New York Daily News is
reporting. Though considered a mild disappointment by many in the movie
industry, Get Smart still managed to earn upwards of $230 million worldwide -- more
than enough to justify a follow-up.
Helping the Get Smart 2 deal movie forward is the
fact that funnyman Carell has thus far avoided pulling a Terrence Howard. The
Daily News quotes studio sources as saying things like, "We're not having any difficulty with Steve,"
and "He's not asking for ridiculous money." Huh. How shockingly reasonable.
No word yet on whether Get Smart costars Anne
Hathaway or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will return for the sequel.