Steve Carell Circling Role in Warner Bros. Adaptation of “Minecraft”

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The Warner Bros. adaptation of the popular video game franchise MINECRAFT is looking to add . The Oscar-nominated actor would be the first big name to join the ensemble cast.

The studio acquired the rights to the game earlier this year. Rob McElhenney is set to direct the latest draft of the script from Jason Fuchs. The project is set up with Roy Lee through his Vertigo Entertainment banner along with Jill Messick. The movie is slated to open in theaters on May 25, 2019.

The story will be based on the game, which debuted in 2009, that allows players to create their own avatars and build an environment using textured cubes in a 3D world as they battle nocturnal monsters. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode, creative mode, and adventure mode.

Carell was recently seen in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society. His previous credits include the critically acclaimed awards season pics The Big Short and Foxcatcher. He can be seen next in Batle of the Sexes opposite Emma Stone.

He is repped by and .

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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