Steve Carell signs up for Conviction

Comedian producing and starring in heist movie

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Today it was confirmed that American comedian Steve Carell is attached to Jonathan Herman’s script Conviction .

The previously black-listed screenplay, which was originally conceived as a ‘ Heat -esque’ thriller, has now been transformed into an action comedy, apparently comparable to 48 Hours and Ocean's Eleven . So probably a bit like Tower Heist then.

Carell, who made his name on The Daily Show With John Stewart , has been a prolific Hollywood comedic figure since his roles in Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy , The 40 Year Old Virgin and Little Miss Sunshine .

He will also produce the film with Andrew Rona and Joel Silver.

The script is awaiting a final redraft and no release date has been set as of yet.