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Steve Carell Cast in Cancer Biopic The Priority List

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Actor and comedian Steve Carell arrives at the premiere of 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on September 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Steve Carell is set to star in and produce a film based on The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons, written by Miami educator David Menasche about his cross-country journey to reconnect with former students after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. Best of all, despite being told he had only months to live in 2006, Menasche is currently still alive and thus can actually know which celebrity would play him in a movie about his life. He got a good one.

Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/2011 Getty Images