Steve Carell is replacing Zach Galifianakis in Peter Sollett's drama Freeheld. Zach Galifianakis had to leave due to scheduling conflicts.

Freeheld is based on the 2007 documentary about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree. The pair fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which gives pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees. The project stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. Steve Carell will be portraying Steven Goldstein, an advocate for Garden State Equality.

Peter Sollett is directing from a script by Ron Nyswaner. Ellen Page, Kelly Bush, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, James D. Stern, Richard Fischoff, Duncan Montgomery, Jack Selby and Cynthia Wade are producing.