If Steve Carell is one of those actors who is desirous of playing many different kinds of roles and never pigeon-holing himself into a certain character archetype, he's not doing a very good job of it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has just been attached to Brigadier Gerard, a period comedy about a French solider during the Napoleonic wars who is deluded about his level of bravery and prowess on the battlefield. Based on a series of short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, the script was written by Kind of the Hill writers Altshuler and David Krinsky. The character Carell is set to play, Etienne Gerard, is described as "a soldier who considers himself a gallant swordsman but whose actual skills often pale in comparison to his own conception of them." Sound familiar at all?