Steve Carell (“Dinner for Schmucks”) is the top choice to star in a biopic about songwriter Dennis Lambert for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Vulture.
Lambert was 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.
His son filmed the still unreleased doco “Of All the Things” about the tour and the studio is negotiations for the rights to it as well.