Steve Carell to star in Looney Tunes movie?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 August 2014
Steve Carell

Steve Carell

'Anchorman' actor Steve Carell could be set to star in a 'Looney Tunes' film, with the help of 'X-Men: First Class' writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz

A 'Looney Tunes' movie starring Steve Carell is in the works.

The carton television series, featuring the well-loved characters Bugs Bunny, Tweety and the Tasmanian Devil, is being turned into a film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The site believes that a CGI-live action movie based on the cartoon starring the 'Looney Tunes' cast is in the pipeline, and 'Lego Movie' producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are keen to be involved in the process.

'Anchorman' actor Steve Carell is allegedly attached to the film, which is currently going by the name 'untitled Acme project' - a reference to the fictional company used within the 'Looney Tunes' universe.

The Hollywood Reporter also says that 'X-Men: First Class' writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are on board to help with the plot.

Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are rumoured to be directing the film - the pair have previously worked with Steve Carell on the 2011 film 'Crazy, Stupid Love'.

It's not the first time a 'Looney Tunes' movie has been attempted. In 2003, 'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' was released, starring the vocal talents of Steve Martin, Brendan Fraser and Heather Locklear.

The 'Looney Tunes' also appeared in the 1990s film 'Space Jam', which featured NBA star Michael Jordan.

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