Every so often in Hollywood, a first-time writers get a major break. Sometimes when that happens, the script involves a man walking around with a beaver puppet on his hand. As we all know, that’s how Charlie Kaufman got his start.
The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that a first-timer named Kyle Killen has gotten his script for The Beaver picked up by Anonymous Content who then attached Steve Carell to star. Production is still up in the air because the property isn’t for sale until AC can attach a director. Did you hear that Hollywood directors? Now is your chance to work with a beaver puppet. Jump on it.
Not since Joey Gladstone made his Woodchuck puppet a major element in his show on “Full House” has a cloth representation of a forest-dwelling rodent been given such a lime light.
It’s unclear as to whether this property will be picked up or by whom, but with Carell attached, it instantly becomes a more viable project. I still lack the vision to see how a man with a beaver at his fingertips can carry an entire film without it having a XXX rating, but that’s why they don’t pay me the big bucks. They also don’t pay me the big bucks because they know I’d just spin round in my fancy office chair and pretend to talk to Steven Spielberg on the phone all day.
What do you think? Can Carell go a full movie with a beaver puppet on his hand? If it is “what she said,” who is SHE? Where is this mythical girl that everyone keeps attributing mildly suggestive statements to? Does she have a sister?