Steve Carell to show off his singing pipes in 'Of All the Things'

steve-carellImage Credit: Donna Ward/Getty ImagesHe’s played clueless bosses, idiot weathermen, and 40-year-old virgins. Now Steve Carell is about to add singer-songwriter to his onscreen menagerie of characters. According to Variety, The Office star has signed on to produce and star in Warner Bros.’ feature film adaptation of the 2008 music documentary Of All the Things – the unusual and unlikely story of Dennis Lambert. In the ’70s and ’80s, Lambert achieved a sort of semi-fame in music circles as the man behind such FM radio staples as “Baby Come Back”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got”. After his moment in the sun was over, Lambert moved to Florida to sell real estate, only then realizing that he was still huge in the Philippines, where he then went on tour. The Lambert documentary was shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival and AFI Fest and won the audience award at the Nantucket Film Fest in 2008. It was directed by Lambert’s son, Jody. The new script will be written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who recently penned another Carell flick, Burt Wonderstone.

While we can’t vouch for Carell’s singing ability, we do know this: the man can certainly lip sync some C+C Music Factory…

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  • Adele

    Carrell has sung in many of his movies so you can vouch on his singing ability. Have you not seen the Age of Aquarius musical ending to 40 Year Old Virgin? Or heard him harmonise in Anchorman? Have you seen a Carrell movie? He sings in a lot of them! And he’s good.

    • Carly

      I think he did a real good job singing in “Dan in real life” with Dane Cook

    • Joanna

      He also sings constantly on The Office. High harmony to the happy birthday song, anyone?

  • Carly

    I think he did a real good job singing in “Dan in real life” with Dane Cook…they sang let my love open the door.

    • Jackie

      Best part of the movie! I was tearing up when he sang the last part of the song by himself :)

  • Mole

    It sounds like Carell is organizing a nice, eclectic set of roles for his post-Office life, and I’m looking forward to this and Burt Wonderstone. Also, from the examples above I’ll say that I like Carell’s pleasant singing voice.

  • Tookie

    What about karaoke at Jim’s barbecue and the Dundies? He sings alot and he is very good.

  • Mr. Know-It-All

    “Rhinestone Cowboy” was an “FM” radio classic? You did mean “AM”, correct?

  • Abby

    John Francis Daley, aka Sam Weir? Love him.

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