After acquiring the film rights to Minecraft back in February, Warner Bros. may have found its first cast member in Steve Carell.
Variety reports that Carell is a part of ongoing negotiations with the studio, but there are no indicators as to who Carell could be playing. There isn’t much information about the film available, but It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney is on board to direct, with Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs on board to write.
Carell is no stranger to voice-acting work, with popular roles in films like Despicable Me, Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who and Minions. Most recently, Carell starred in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
Minecraft was officially released in 2011 and as of June, developer Mojang has sold more than 106 million copies. In the game, players can build their own 3D, pixelated environments and attractions, while battling monstrous enemies at night.
Warner Bros.’ Minecraft is set to be released in theaters May 25, 2019.