Furry Vengeance: According to Variety, New Line has found its leading man for Furry Vengeance, the comedy bought as a spec script last month.

Anchorman co-star Steve Carell will play a cutthroat real estate developer who meets his match in the animals that will be rendered homeless if he's successful in turning their forest into a housing development.

Script is from Mike Carnes and Josh Gilbert.

Carell got his start playing a correspondent on The Daily Show and then jumped to the bigscreen as Jim Carrey's nemesis in Bruce Almighty. He will star in NBC's The Office: An American Workplace, the network's version of the celebrated British comedy series that is poised for a midseason berth. He is also in the ensemble of Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda.

Brian B.