Hollywood Reporter has announced that Dreamworks Studios has picked up a pitch for an original comedy film scripted by television writer Les Firestein. Steve Carell is currently attached to star in the project, as well as producing it through his company Carousel Productions.

Dreamworks are currently remaining tight-lipped about the storyline, although the title apparently relates to someone being raised by a character called “Wolfs”, rather than some sort of Nell-esque feral child plot.

Carell is a busy guy at the moment. He has already had Date Night and Despicable Me out this year, Dinner for Schmucks is coming soon and he still has Missing Links, Mail Order Groom and Hi-T in the pipeline. I think that between him, Karl Urban and Sam Worthington they are trying to appear in every new film being made in the next 12 months.

In related news, NBC also confirmed on Tuesday that Carell will quit “The Office” at the end of the next season. We’ll bring you more news on casting and storyline for “Wolfs” as we hear it.

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