Arkin gets 'Smart' for Warners pic


Oscar winner Alan Arkin is reuniting with his "Little Miss Sunshine" co-star Steve Carell in the big-screen version of "Get Smart," which Peter Segal is directing for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Arkin will play the chief of CONTROL, the organization that fights the evil forces of KAOS. Edward Platt played the character in the 1965 TV series.

Carell is on board as secret agent Maxwell Smart, with Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Terrence Stamp also have been cast.

Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing the comedy. Mosaic, Mad Chance and Callahan Films are the production entities involved.

Greg Silverman is overseeing for the studio.

Arkin, repped by Endeavor and Principal Entertainment, won a best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his work in "Sunshine." Arkin's upcoming projects include "Rendition," with Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, and "Sunshine Cleaning," with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt.
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