Playing the role of snooty Evan Baxter in Bruce Almighty a few short years ago, who would have known that Carell's star would soar so high that the sequel to that movie would star him and not Jim Carrey?
"Evan Almighty is sort of a continuation of that story," Carell explains. "My character is the same guy I played in Bruce Almighty, and as it is now, I am elected to Congress... God visits me while I'm a congressman, and it unfolds from there."
Other plot points have Carell's character building a large "Noah-type" arc. Morgan Freeman will be reprising his role as God.