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Rock, Stamp “Get Smart”

Posted by Jay Medina on January 17, 2007

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Terence Stamp are joining the Steve Carell comedy Get Smart, based on the classic ’60s TV show about bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart.  Anne Hathaway recently joined the project as Agent 99, Smart’s sidekick.

According to Variety, the Rock will play a new character called Agent 23, and Stamp will portray an evil leader.

The trade adds that filming on the Peter Segal-directed is set to get underway next month. The movie will shoot in in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Moscow. Filming should wrap in July.

The premise of the show has reportedly been contemporized, but sitcom touchstones like the “cone of silence,” the shoe phone and the original cars driven by Smart have been retained.

Tom Astle and Matt Ember wrote the script for the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow flick…

Read the rest of the article here.

I loved this TV series and grew up with the reruns on local television for decades.  Back in 2001, I was able to stay up late and watch reruns on TV Land, but it seems the show is a rare gem nowadays.  Steve Carrell is a great choice to play Maxwell Smart.  Did you like his turn as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched?

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