Steve Carell is, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter, set to both produce and headline The Priority List, an upcoming big screen adaptation of David Menasche’s recently-released memoir of the same name, officially described as follows:
David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. His passion inspired his students, and between lessons on Shakespeare and sentence structure, he forged a unique bond with his kids, buoying them through personal struggles while sharing valuable life lessons.
When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole Davids vision, memory, mobility, andmost tragically of allhis ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students lives each day.
Carell had a diverse range of roles in 2013, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Way Way Back, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and, as a voice, Despicable Me 2. He can next be seen in Foxcatcher, co-starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, and in the upcoming adaptation of the popular children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Producing alongside Carell are his Carousel Prodcutions partners Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock.
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