DreamWorks howls for Carell in Firestein’s ‘Raised by Wolfs’

Jay A. Fernandez
The Hollywood Reporter
July 27, 2010

DreamWorks Studios has bitten into the original comedy pitch “Raised by Wolfs” from writer Les Firestein. Steve Carell is attached to star and produce through his Carousel Prods.

While the studio has its muzzle shut on the plotline, the odd spelling of Wolfs is apparently a reference to the main character’s last name.

Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock of Carousel are executive producers on the project.

Carell, who is repped by WME and Media Four, most recently starred in “Date Night” and provided the lead voice for the animated film “Despicable Me,” which together have grossed $328 million worldwide this year. His next comedy, “Dinner for Schmucks,” opens Friday. On Tuesday, NBC confirmed that the actor will leave "The Office" after one more season.

As a producer at Carousel, Carell has the comedies “Missing Links,” “Mail-Order Groom” and “Hi-T” set up at Warner Bros.

The UTA-repped Firestein was head writer on “In Living Color,” an executive producer of “The Drew Carey Show” and co-created the Fox series “Wanda at Large.” He also has a pilot set up with 3 Arts Entertainment at Comedy Central called “Nocturnal Mission.”

In features, Firestein is reworking the screenplay for the comedy “Don’t Send Help” for producer David Friendly at Fox.