Harvey Keitel to replace Steve Carell on The Office?
The Office executive producer Paul Lieberstein told E! Online that he wants Harvey Keitel to replace Steve Carell when Carell departs the show next year:
“He’s probably the only guy who can do it, and he’s doing TV now,” Paul tells us of the Oscar nominee, who recently starred on ABC’s Life on Mars. That’s what a very smart eager man once called a “win-win-win.”
Lieberstein admits he hasn’t talked to Keitel about the job, but still believes he’d be the perfect choice:
“I haven’t started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job—a very different energy,” Paul says. “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.”
He even has the character’s background planned out:
“He’s an old salesman who thought he could retire and the stock market went down, and he has to come out of retirement to work for a few years.”
I have to say… I think Keitel would be a brilliant choice to replace Carell!