Steve Carell Is Doyle’s Brigadier

Steve Carell has signed onto the upcoming comedy “Brigadier Gerard” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

John Altshuler and David Krinsky’s screenplay, based on a series of short stories from “Sherlock Holmes” author Arthur Conan Doyle, revolves around a French solider in the Napoleonic wars that is deluded about his level of bravery.

Carrel will play Etienne Gerard, a gallant swordsman whose actual skills often pale in comparison to his own conception of them. Producers are currently seeking a director.