Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ comedy “Get Smart,” starring Steve Carell (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) and Anne Hathaway (“The Devil Wears Prada”). The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Inspired by characters from the classic television series “Get Smart,” the film stars Carell as secret agent Maxwell Smart; Hathaway as his partner, Agent 99; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Gridiron Gang”) as Agent 23; Terence Stamp (“The Limey”) as Siegfried, a key KAOS operative; and Academy Award winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) as the Chief of CONTROL. The film also stars Ken Davitian (“Borat”) as Shtarker; Masi Oka (TV’s “Heroes”) as Bruce; Nate Torrence (TV’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) as Lloyd; David Koechner (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”) as Agent Larabee; and Terry Crews (TV’s “Everybody Hates Chris”) as Agent 91.
The film is directed by Peter Segal (“The Longest Yard,” “Tommy Boy”) from a screenplay by Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember (“Failure to Launch”). Andrew Lazar (“Space Cowboys”), Charles Roven (“Batman Begins”) and Alex Gartner (“The Upside of Anger”) are producing, with Michael Ewing (“50 First Dates”), Dana Goldberg (“Happy Feet”), Peter Segal, Jimmy Miller (“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”), Steve Carell, Brent O’Connor (“We Are Marshall”) and Bruce Berman (“Happy Feet”) serving as executive producers.
Joining the director behind the scenes are Academy Award-winning director of photography Dean Semler (“Dances with Wolves”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“A Beautiful Mind”), Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”), Academy Award-winning costume designer Deborah Scott (“Titanic”) and Academy Award-winning special effects supervisor Michael Lantieri (“Jurassic Park”).
Filming began in Los Angeles on March 21, 2007, and will continue in and around Los Angeles, with future location filming taking place in Washington, D.C. and Montreal.
“Get Smart” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Mosaic Media Group / Mad Chance / Callahan Filmworks production. The film will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.