Foster to Direct Carrey in The Beaver ?

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The Hollywood Reporter‘s Risky Biz Blog has posted some interesting developments on The Beaver. The film is about a man who walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, treating it as something close to a human creature with human feelings.

Here are several excerpts:

Now there’s some new info on those who may be associated with the project, with Jim Carrey emerging as a leading candidate to play the starring role. (Previously, Steve Carell had been loosely attached to play the lead when Jay Roach was talking about directing the pic.)

Those familiar with the situation say Carrey really likes the script and producers really like him for the role, though any casting would be dependent on a director coming aboard first.

Producers, who’d like to shoot the pic this year, are currently out to directors, with several contenders in the mix, including one novel choice: Jodie Foster, who has had conversations about helming.

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