Steve Carell Set to Star in New Looney Tunes Film

According to recent reports, Anchorman star, Steven Carell will star in an upcoming film based on the popular Looney Tunes cartoon.  Carell, who is best known for his role as anchorman Ron Burgundy, was also the voice of Felonious Gru in Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 2.  Screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who also worked on X-Men: First Class, are said to be working on the Looney Tunes film, which instead of focusing on the Looney Tunes characters, will focus more on the Acme Corporation – a fictional manufacturer from the Looney Tunes series.

The idea of an Acme centered film first came to light in October 2010, when several websites announced that the project was in the works; however, there has been no updates on the film until recently, but even now there are very few details on the film.  While the film is still untitled, the announcement that Steve Carell will be its star has lead to the question of whether or not the film will contain both live action and animation.  Space Jam, which was released in 1996, is one of the most popular live action/animation films and also features the Looney Tunes and many have begun to speculate whether or not the new film starring Carell will follow the same pattern.

The Looney Tunes, who were introduced in 1930, have been a popular staple in childhood cartoons ever since.  Many of the worlds most famous cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny, Speedy Gonzalez, and Tweety, are a part of the Looney Tunes family, and even though these lovable characters are fictitious – their careers certainly haven’t been. Looney Tunes characters have starred in over 1,000 shorts, had their own television sitcom, and have starred in over 20 feature films; leaving them with more acting credits than some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

While there is no word yet on when the latest film will be released, but one thing is for sure, between Steve Carell and his looney co-stars – the film will appeal to a wide array of audiences and will most likely have viewers entertained from start to finish.

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