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Steve/Steve (Photo: Minecraft, Steve Granitz/Getty Images)
Steve/Steve (Photo: Minecraft, Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

Variety reports that Steve Carell is in talks to star in Warner Bros.’ long-in-development Minecraft movie. If he takes the part, Carell will be the first big name to land on the high-profile video game adaptation, aside from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphias Rob McElhenney, who’s attached to write and direct.

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Warner Bros. has been working on Minecraft for years now, since back when the game was still the hottest thing on playgrounds nation-wide. But while fervor for the block-busting tree-punching simulation has naturally declined in the five years since its official release, Carell’s casting could lend the movie some much-needed clout. The 40-Year-Old Virgin star has been on a career hotstreak of late, earning acclaim for dramatic roles in movies like Foxcatcher and The Big Short.

Minecraft is currently scheduled for a May 24, 2019 release.

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