Steve Carell is busy selecting material to cushion his departure from Dunder/Mifflin next spring. The first post Office project on the horizon for Carell’s Carousel Productions will be a feature length adaptation of the 2008 doc Of All The Things. The documentary focused on 70s superstar songwriter Dennis Lambert and his sudden departure from the music scene. Mr. Lambert was found living as a real estate salesman in Florida. When a Filipino concert promoter desperately tries to stage a Lambert centric concert, Lambert’s kids document their dad’s reluctance to leave behind Florida and return to the stage. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks, Bones) are the project’s screenwriters.

For those of you not familiar with Dennis Lambert’s creative output, I’ve decided to give you the highlights.

- ‘Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)’ — The Four Tops

– ‘Are You Man Enough’ — The Four Tops (ABC/Dunhill)

– ‘Baby Come Back’ — Player (RSO)

– ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ — Glen Campbell (Capitol)

– ‘One Tin Soldier’ — Coven (WB)

– ‘It Only Takes A Minute’ — Tavares (Capitol)

– ‘Nightshift’ — Commodores (Motown)

– ‘Don’t Pull Your Love’ — Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds


– ‘We Built This City’ — Starship (Grunt/RCA)

– ‘Keeper of the Castle’ — The Four Tops (ABC/Dunhill)

– ‘Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)’ — Glen Campbell

– ‘Don’t Look Any Further’ — Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett

– ‘Do The Freddie’ — Freddie & the Dreamers (Mercury)

– ‘Remember What I Told You to Forget’ — Tavares (Capitol)

– ‘Dream On’ — Oak Ridge Boys (RCA)

– ‘Give A Little Love’ — Ziggy Marley (EMI)

– ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ — 2Pac (Deathrow/Interscope)

– ‘One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)’ — The Four Tops


– ‘She’s Gone’ — Tavares (Capitol)

– ‘Two Divided By Love’ — Grassroots (ABC/Dunhill)

– ‘Pink Cadillac’ — Natalie Cole (EMI)

Steve Carell is going to rock out to We Built This City, people. Forget that image for a moment. I want a full-fledge Ray sequence, where Carell is in a domestic squabble yelling about marriage vows and artistic intent. When the scene peaks, we get an almost Walk Hard moment of Carell finding the spark to start writing We Built This City.

source: Variety, Big Music Now