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11.07.08 37 Comments

I can relate, Steve. I like to make it bark three times. Then I feed it… some dick!   **looks around for high five** **slowly puts hand back in pocket**

Steve Carell is attached to star in “The Beaver,” a whimsical tale that occupies the fantastical territory as “Being John Malkovich” and “Lars and the Real Girl.”

The story, from first-time writer Kyle Killen, revolves around a man who walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, treating it as something close to a human creature with human feelings.

Killen is one of those spec-writer rags-to-riches stories — a 30ish USC grad whose writing career until now has consisted of writing for small literary magazines. [Roiters]

So he treats the puppet like it’s real, okay, I get the Lars and the Real Girl reference.  But how the hell is this anything like Being John Malkovich?  Cameron Diaz was the female lead in Being John Malkovich.  Do they mean Cameron Diaz was like the beaver puppet, and we should stop treating her like something close to a human creature?  It may be a case of me hearing what I want to here, but yeah, let’s go with that.

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