August 27, 2005 06:13:31 GMT
Steve Carell is making a deal to star for Universal in "Evan Almighty," a follow-up to Jim Carrey's "Bruce Almighty"
The 2nd Almighty is coming and Steve Carell has had more than enough preparation to welcome. "Evan Almighty," a follow-up to Jim Carrey's "Bruce Almighty," has signed Carell to star in, for which the actor reportedly to earn 10 times more than the $500,000 he made for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Steve Oedekerk wrote the script and Tom Shadyac will return as director.
Unlike its original version, "Evan Almighty" will focus on the news anchor character Carell played and put him on an almighty-inspired quest to build an ark in preparation for a great flood. While Carrey and Jennifer Aniston won't reprise their role in this film, which to begin production early next year, Morgan Freeman is negotiating to encore as God.