Saturday, January 31, 2004

America's David Brent earmarked

Reuters UK has news on the cast for the US version of The Office:
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC's three-month search for actors to inhabit "The Office" -- a pilot loosely based on the BBC's Golden Globe-winning comedy series -- may be coming to an end.

Sources said "The Daily Show" correspondent Steven Carell is being considered for the lead role of David Brent, the middle manager at a paper company, played in the original series by co-creator/writer/director Ricky Gervais.

Rainn Wilson (HBO's "Six Feet Under"), Jenna Fischer ("Employee of the Month") and John Krasinski have been cast in the other three roles. Representatives for NBC stressed that there is no deal in place with Carell. Sources said the situation is complicated by the fact that Carell is attached to another NBC series, the comedy "Come to Papa".
Should I even dare to think that a remake of The Office might be funny?

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