Warner Bros. Buys Script for Carell

“Cars” writer Dan Fogelman wrote screenplay for “Office” star

Last Updated: December 18, 2009 @ 8:42 AM

In a deal worth nearly $2 million against $2.5 million, Warner Bros. has purchased an untitled spec script by "Cars" scribe Dan Fogelman that is a star vehicle for Steve Carell.

Pic will be produced by Carell’s Carousel banner, with Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres producing with Carell.

Final details of the deal were being ironed out late Thursday, but on the last day before the agencies and studios closed for the holidays, WME and Industry Entertainment brokered arguably the biggest spec script sale of the year. It was the first major buy for recently promoted WB exec Greg Silverman.

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