John Carney is set to direct the Steve Carell drama, The Dogs of Babel, says a report at Deadline.
Based on the best-selling novel by Carolyn Parkhurst, the film follows Paul Iverson (Carell), a linguistics professor, who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. Police rule her death an accident, but Paul is not quite sure. The only witness to her death is their dog, Lorelei. In Paul’s grief-stricken search for answers, he endeavors to teach Lorelei to talk in the hopes that he can uncover what happened the day his wife died.
Carney is best known for writing and directing the 2006 musical drama, Once.