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Carell tunes up for a Looney role

Steve Carell is attached to star in a new Looney Tunes film.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin star has reportedly signed up for a role in the spin-off movie, which is described as a "hybrid" of computer-generation animation and live-action, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Acme, written by X-Men: First Class's Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, will be based on the fictional Acme Corporation, which is famous for manufacturing failure-prone products that often backfire in the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote cartoons.

It is also rumoured that the movie wouldn't centre around familiar Looney Tunes characters and could launch a new franchise of films.

Steve could also reunite with his Crazy, Stupid, Love directors - Glenn Ficarra and John Requa - as they are in early talks to take the reins on the film.

The Acme project has been in development since 2010, when Kevin and Dan Hageman, who helped write The Lego Movie, sold an original pitch to Warner Bros.

Steve, 52, is best known for his comedic roles in Despicable Me, Anchorman and Evan Almighty, but will next show off his dramatic side with dark drama Foxcatcher, where he portrays killer John Eleuthere du Pont.

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