Steve Carell is looking to show off his vocal chops in Warner Bros.’ feature remake of the 2008 music doc “Of All the Things,” which centered on songwriter-producer Dennis Lambert (“Baby Come Back,” “Rhinestone Cowboy”).
Carell also will produce through his WB-based Carousel Prods., along with Sean and Brian Furst.
After his song successes in the 1970s and ’80s (including “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I’ve Got”), Lambert moved to Florida to sell real estate. The docu, directed by his son Jody, follows him on a two-week concert tour in the Philippines, where he discovered his solo album was wildly popular 35 years after it was released.
Scripting partners Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who recently teamed on another Carell vehicle, “Burt Wonderstone,” will pen the reboot.
Carousel’s Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock exec produce, with Jody Lambert, Taylor Williams and Josh Braun also exec producing.
“Things” unspooled at the South by Southwest Film Festival and AFI Fest, and won the audience award at the Nantucket Film Fest in 2008. Warner acquired remake rights to the docu. Submarine Entertainment reps distribution rights for “Things.”
Along with “Burt Wonderstone,” Carell has developed Warner projects through his Carousel shingle, including a remake of Argentine laffer “A Boyfriend for My Wife.”
Thesp’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” helmed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, is set to bow from Warner in April.
Carell is repped by WME.