Actor Steve Carell has joined the upcoming heist comedy Conviction for Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver.

Jonathan Herman wrote the original screenplay, which was a heist drama centering on a bank robber serving five years in prison, who is forced to give up his protege to the feds. The initial draft, which was compared to Heat, is being scrapped. Warner Bros. is seeking a new writer to turn it into an action comedy centering on Steve Carell. The new take is being compared to 48 Hours and Ocean's Eleven.

Joel Silver is producing for Warner Bros., with Steve Carell and Andrew Rona. No production schedule was given for Conviction yet.