Steve Carell Has A “Conviction” With Silver

Steve Carell is attached to star in and produce the heist thriller “Conviction” for Warner Bros and Silver Pictures reports Deadline.

Jonathan Herman penned the script about a mastermind bank robber who serves five years in prison following a botched heist who is forced by an FBI agent to entrap his protege as the upstart pulls off a multimillion-dollar job.

Originally a serious drama along “Heat” lines, the script is now being turned into a “48 Hours”-esque action comedy with Carell in the lead. A new writer will be hired soon to redraft the script while Carell, Joel Silver and Andrew Rona will produce.