Could Harvey Keitel Be the New Michael Scott on The Office?
Paul Liberstein, better known to Office fans as Toby, has let slip that they’re looking at none other than Harvey fucking Keitel to replace Steve Carell when he leaves at the end of this season. He says: “He’s probably the only guy who can do it, and he’s doing TV now. I haven’t started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job—a very different energy. And we don’t want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve.”
Earlier rumors mentioned Danny McBride (from Eastbound and Down) the incredible Rhys Darby (who played Murray on Flight of the Conchords) as other possible replacements. If these are the types of guys they’re looking at, maybe the show could survive without Carell after all. [via]