Ed Helms is setting up an untitled Civil War feature at Warner Bros., with “The Office” castmate Steve Carell producing through his Warner-based Carousel, reports Variety.
Helms will star in the project, which is based on a pitch from Helms and scripting partner Jake Fleisher. The duo will write the script with details of the story staying under wraps.
Helms would play a civil war re-enacter, someone who is obsessive about historical precision. He and three other guys (two fellow re-enacters and an African-American professor of history who is protesting the event) are accidentally transported back in time and awaken in the actual civil war. Once there, they have to find their way home without altering history or permanently breaking America in half.