When it comes to picking projects, actor
In that sense, it was perhaps only a matter of time before they ended up working together. (In another sense, it's a similarly entropic collaboration.) Carell is set to star in an untitled paranoid thriller directed by former "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Verbinski, the Fox-based New Regency announced Tuesday. The script is by Steve Conrad, who wrote
Scheduled to begin production in March, the thriller will be the first project in a multiyear deal between Verbinski's Blind Wink and New Regency. It will be followed by two more films he'll direct back-to-back: the horror movie "A Cure For Wellness" and the action-comedy "Passengers."
Both Carell and Verbinski are at career crossroads, though in different ways. Carell is best known for his everyman brand of comedy ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin,"
Verbinski, meanwhile, most recently directed a pair of