First linked to the role back in May, Steve Carell is now officially set to star in and produce the narrative feature remake of 2008 music documentary “Of All the Things” at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.
The original documentary centred on songwriter-producer Dennis Lambert, one of the top songwriters of pop music from the late 60’s to the mid 80’s, working with such famous bands as The Four Tops and The Commodores.
In 1972 his attempt to become a recording artist flopped as his debut album “Bags and Things” was virtually ignored upon release. Yet there was a twist – a single from the album, “Of All the Things”, became a massive hit in the Philippines and is still played at Filipino weddings to this day.
Lambert was always asked to perform there but he declined until 2007 where he played five dates and managed to sell out a Valentine’s Day concert at Araneta Coliseum.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are penning the script. The pair recently worked on the script for “Burt Wonderstone” which Carell recently came onboard on.