Peter Segal To Take 'Get Smart' To Big Screen

Peter Segal has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of the classic TV series Get Smart, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Steve Carell is attached to star as hapless secret agent Maxwell Smart, who was played by the late Don Adams on the small screen. Created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, the series saw Adams act as Agent 86, a spy for CONTROL, fighting the evil forces of KAOS.

The big-screen version, which has just undergone a rewrite by Tom Astle and Matt Ember, will contemporize the setting, with CONTROL falling on hard times and not getting the big government funding other spy agencies, like the CIA, do.

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