Steve Carell to play marriage therapist

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 10:45 AM IST

London: Actor Steve Carell is set to star in romantic comedy "Great Hope Springs" with Meryl Streep.

The 48-year-old funnyman is in talks to play a marriage therapist who tries to help a husband and wife rekindle their 31-year relationship in the film, reports contactmusic.com.

While Streep has signed up to play the wife it is not yet known who will play her husband though Jeff Bridges has reportedly been considered.

Vanessa Taylor wrote the script to the movie, which will be produced by Guymon Casady and Todd Black.

"Devil Wears Prada" filmmaker David Frankel will direct the project.

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