Thursday, September 02, 2010

Harvey Keitel As The New Boss On The Office?


One of the producers of The Office spoke to E! on Tuesday and floated the idea that Harvey Keitel would make a great replacement for Steve Carell on The Office.

"He's probably the only guy who can do it, and he's doing TV now. I haven't started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job - a very different energy. And we don't want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve."

You know, it is an interesting choice. Yesterday when I first read about it I gave it some thought. Your first reaction is no, it couldn't work, but then you think about it and realize if they are going to keep the show on the air you can't just have someone who is replica of Steve. Even in some of Harvey's most famous violent movies you do see there is some comedy. In Pulp Fiction, he plays his part in such a way that it is almost humorous.

I think with someone of his range the possibilities of what direction his character could take are endless. I do wonder whether he can be light enough or lessen his intensity for a half hour sitcom though.

14 comments:

__-__=__ said...

Brilliant!

JJ said...

I like it!

I am a fan of The Office and would love to have Harvey.

KiKi said...

I love it as well. I was such a fan of Life on Mars and was bummed when it got cancelled.

RocketQueen said...

Make it so.

chopchop said...

I think he would be great. I also like Murray from Flight of the Conchords for the job.

Tenley said...

It would be genius to have someone totally different come in as the new boss. (It's not just that I can't stand Carell, it's that this happens in real life all the time and for the show it could open up all sorts of plot and character developments)

califblondy said...

Life on Mars was awesome. Too good for regular TV.

Harvey has sparkly eyes, he could pull it off.

Jamie's Girl said...

Charlie Sheen stepped in for Spin City, and it worked just fine.

Becki said...

@chopchop, I totally agree. Murray would be perfect!

ms said...

Harvey would be good, but I think Christopher Walken would be even better. More cowbell!

jess said...

I think he can pull it off. Life on Mars was good.

Squeegee Sink said...

That would be amazing, because it would be so... terrifying!!!!!

newsgrrl said...

I would start watching the office if Harvey joined the show :)

Electric Warrior said...

Murray Murray Murray!!!!!

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