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  1. Before I even heard about the remake of the old Get Smart TV show, I thought Steve Carell would make a great Maxwell Smart. I even commented on it to my friends. I am positive he’s going to do brilliantly in this movie. I rarely go to movies any more, but this one will be on my list. I loved Get Smart!

  2. I’m afraid I’m old enough to have actually grown up with Get Smart, at least during its syndicated repeats heyday (probably early to mid 1970s).

    I loved the show, and I sometimes have referred to the need for a “cone of silence” at my various workplaces. :) I’m not sure how funny the “shoe phone” would be in a world where thumb-sized cell phones are commonplace, but it was — like a Star Trek communicator — seemingly outlandish at the time.

    Anyone interested in the original show can view some videos at Time Life’s site for the original show’s DVD sets: http://www.timelife.com/checkout/micro.jsp?pageId=1183

    I’m hoping this is an affectionate parody and not like the various TV show updates (Starsky & Hutch, Dukes of Hazzard come to mind) that trash the original material. I’m confident Steve Carrel wouldn’t be interested in something like that. :)

  3. I am not a big fan of Anne Hathaway, but she has a certain look that is very similar to the original Agent 99. Steve looking very appropriate as always!

  4. Looks like Agent 99’s 60s style was also carried over into the new adaptation…of course the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Can’t wait to hear Alan as Chief with that NYC accent!

  5. looks like michael gets to live out his dream and become a secret agent… his code name should be agent michael scarn haha

  6. Though I’m not crazy about the idea of Anne Hathaway being cast as 99, I’m definitely still going to see this movie.

  7. I actually know a girl (she’s 13) who’s middle name is, no kidding, 99. That is her middle name. I’m actually not sure if she spells it out or it’s the numbers but whatever. It’s weird. Her parents liked the TV show. Needless to say, perhaps, she lives in Greenwich Village in Manhattan and her parents are something of “free spirits”. I think Anne Hathaway will totally work as 99 and Steve is PERFECT.

  8. Hathaway is 10 years too young for the role. But I am going to see it, I’m sure Carell will do a good job and there will be good laughs.

  9. I’ve never seen the show (I’m 20) so I don’t know what to think about this. I think there was a link on IMDB that talked about the script…again I never saw the original but the movie doesn’t sound very good.

  10. Happy for Steve Carrell to be landing iconic headlining roles. Although I continually say Steve will get too big (timewise / availability) for television. IMDB.com has him on 7 projects for ’07 & ’08 (including Evan). That’s an insane schedule when you factor in a top-rated NBC television show.

    So am I saying we need to enjoy Mr. Carrell as Michael Scott while we can? Yessshhhhhhh.

  11. I cannot WAIT!! I loved Get Smart! I think Steve will be awesome!
    (And apparently I also love exclamation points…)haha
    Seriously, I do think Anne Hathaway is a bit too young, but she is a great comedic actress, and Steve is good enough to carry any movie :)

  12. I do like Ann Hathaway, but I agree; she is 10 years too young for the role. That bugs me.

  13. Wow, they are not messing around with getting info about this movie out into the world…didn’t they just start filming like a month ago?! And extra awesome (blossom) is that BJ Novak is one of the writers…so maybe he’ll have a cameo as Samuel L. Chang? :)

  14. I’ll be honest, I haven’t really liked any movie or TV show Steve has done up to point besides of course for the Office. However, from what I’ve heard this might be a FUNNY movie. I guess we’ll know the first time Steve answers his shoe whether or not we have the new Max Smart.

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