Once Helmer Teams With Carell On “Babel”

“Once” director John Carney has been hired to direct the Steve Carell-led drama “Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures and Sekretagent Productions reports The Los Angeles Times.

Based on Carolyn Parkhurst’s debut novel, the story concerns a professor (Carell) who tries to coax his dog to speak out about the death of the professor’s wife, to which the canine was the only witness.

Jamie Linden adapted the script while Carell and David Heyman will produce. Carney’s next effort is the just finished shooting indie supernatural drama “The Rafters”.