Steve Carell and James Gandolfini to Play Rival Paleontologists in an HBO Movie
Steve Carell and James Gandolfini, who both recently appeared in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, are making another movie together – this time for TV. Deadline reports that Carell and Gandolfini have signed on to star in and executive produce Bone Wars, an HBO movie based on the true story of rival paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh in the 1800s. The movie is a comedy following “The Bone Wars” (aka “The Great Dinosaur Rush”), in which Cope and Marsh got into an intense competition to discover the most dinosaur fossils, leading both of their lives into turmoil. Gandoflini will play Marsh and Carell will play Cope, in case you paleontologist fans out there were wondering who was playing who.