Back in 2006, director John Carney made a bit of a splash with the musical Once, which won the Audience Award at Sundance amongst many other gongs (including an Oscar for one of the songs). However he’s been fairly quiet since, probably because rather than going Hollywood, he’s continued to make small Irish movies.
However that may change as the LA Times reports he’s in final talk to direct Dogs of Babel, which has Steve Carell onboard as producer and star. Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from Carolyn Parkhurst’s novel of the same name. It centres on Paul Iverson (Carell), a linguistics professor who returns home and finds his wife dead in their back yard.
Although the police rule the death an accident, Paul is still skeptical. He tries to teach his dog Lorelei, the only witness to his wife’s death, how to speak, in hopes of determining what really happened that day. Hmm, let’s hope it’s better than it sounds, but thankfully Carney is the sort of guy who could pull this off. It isn’t known when production may begin on Dogs of Babel.
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