Warner Bros. has set Steve Carell to star in the comedy Dumped, that Vic Levin will adapt from a novel by Andrew Gottlieb.

According to Variety, Carell will play a man searching for new meaning in his life after his wife abruptly files for divorce.

The project becomes one of several potential comedies that are percolating since Carell berthed Carousel in a first-look WB deal. The company is also developing Hi-T, in which Carell would play a man who begins taking testosterone injections after an injury leaves him deprived of the chemical, only to find his moods swing uncontrollably.