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Steve Carell signs on to star in Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD!

Mar. 12, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD! book coverAs this article aptly points out, Steve Carell is set to star in just about everything these days.  But undaunted by concepts such as energy or time, Carell has now added another project to his pile of upcoming movies. 

MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE - SOLD! (their exclamation point, not mine) is a book by fantasy-genre-staple Terry Brooks and tells the tale of "Ben Holiday, a widowed lawyer, [who] finds an ad in a Christmas catalog for a magical kingdom. With $1 million to spare, Holiday purchases the kingdom from the mysterious Mr. Meeks and finds himself transported to the world of Landover. When he arrives, Holiday discovers that the kingdom is in turnover, and must unite the citizens and creatures of the world in order to stop an evil demon from wiping them all out."

The adaptation was written by Craig Wright ("Lost," "Dirty Sexy Money"), while Akiva Goldsman is on board to produce.  Once upon a time Stephen Sommers was attached to direct but he has since vacated that position, though it will surely be filled soon now that a star of Carell's stature is locked.

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Extra Tidbit: The are six books in total about the Magical Kingdom of Landover.
Source: Hollywood.com

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1:07PM on 03/12/2012

Who else clicked here because they thought it was about Jon Favreau's Magic Kingdom movie?

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12:11PM on 03/12/2012
I have the whole series in my bookshelf, but didn't read one yet. May start reading before the movie comes out....Anyway, I really like Steve Carell and his easygoing everyman attitude. I'll have faith in that it'll be more funny & offbeat like Dan In Real Life or Little Miss Sunshine and less bloated & overladden with CGI like Evan Almighty. Really looking forward to "Seeking a Friend..." this summer.
I have the whole series in my bookshelf, but didn't read one yet. May start reading before the movie comes out....Anyway, I really like Steve Carell and his easygoing everyman attitude. I'll have faith in that it'll be more funny & offbeat like Dan In Real Life or Little Miss Sunshine and less bloated & overladden with CGI like Evan Almighty. Really looking forward to "Seeking a Friend..." this summer.
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12:06PM on 03/12/2012
Ehhhh. Liked the first book, but thought the series went down hill. Carrell's casting makes me think it will be overly goofy. Here's hoping they stick w/ the serious state of his life at the very beginning.
Ehhhh. Liked the first book, but thought the series went down hill. Carrell's casting makes me think it will be overly goofy. Here's hoping they stick w/ the serious state of his life at the very beginning.
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10:27AM on 03/12/2012
I'm not sure about this and a few other choices of Carell's. i like the guy but i'm worried he is gonna become a tired of seeing actor and this movie sounds like that Narnia book a lil bit too much. Just sayin
I'm not sure about this and a few other choices of Carell's. i like the guy but i'm worried he is gonna become a tired of seeing actor and this movie sounds like that Narnia book a lil bit too much. Just sayin
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12:13PM on 03/12/2012
Nothing wrong w/ having doubts, but trust me, it's NOTHING like Narnia...
Nothing wrong w/ having doubts, but trust me, it's NOTHING like Narnia...
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10:16AM on 03/12/2012
This is randomly awesome news!! Any book adaptation of any Terry Brooks book is good news to me!!
This is randomly awesome news!! Any book adaptation of any Terry Brooks book is good news to me!!
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9:45AM on 03/12/2012

Love this book

And since the lead character is kind of a comic "everyman", I think Steve Carrell is a good fit for the lead.
And since the lead character is kind of a comic "everyman", I think Steve Carrell is a good fit for the lead.
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9:33AM on 03/12/2012

Interesting

My dad tried to get me to read this series, but I never got around to it. Sounds cool tho. Different for Carell.
My dad tried to get me to read this series, but I never got around to it. Sounds cool tho. Different for Carell.
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9:11AM on 03/12/2012
Love this book! Carell is a good choice for Ben Holiday!Looking forward to this!
Love this book! Carell is a good choice for Ben Holiday!Looking forward to this!
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