'Heroes' Hiro Leads 'Smarter' Sequel


"Get Smart" has only begun production, but Warner Bros. is already planning a quickie companion featuring "Heroes" co-star Masi Oka.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oka and Nate Torrence ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") play supporting roles in "Get Smart," which features Steve Carell as Agent Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. "Get Smart" will finish production this summer for Warner Bros. and "Get Smarter: Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control" would begin production immediately.

"Get Smart" is scheduled to open in June of 2008 and the trade paper says that "Get Smarter" will premiere on DVD 10 days later and will feature parallel content to the feature.

In "Get Smart," Oka plays Bruce, a CONTROL techie, while Torrence plays Lloyd, an analyst at the spy agency.

Oka, breakout player Hiro on NBC's "Heroes," has also booked a supporting role in Dimension's "Quebec." Oka will play a newly added character in the film, which marks screenwriter Steve Conrad's ("The Weather Man") directing debut. The HR says that "Quebec" finished shooting last year, but that Dimension was encouraged enough by the early footage to order additional scenes and subplots, whatever that means.

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