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Carell, Hathaway ‘Get Smart’ in movie remake of old sitcom

This weekend, a plethora of spy gadgetry and espionage hits theaters with a blast from the past. The charming television series from the late ’60s, “Get Smart” gets its big screen treatment almost 40 years after its finale.

Following the mishaps and misadventures of bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart, “Get Smart” borrows most of its humorous content from classic spy films of the era like the ripening James Bond series.

Portrayed in the television series by Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, the crime fighting duo of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 has entered living rooms with quirky dialogue and clever spy spoofs. Now making their way to cinemas, Max and 99 get their life through today’s hottest funnyman, Steve Carell and rising star Anne Hathaway.

Working for CONTROL, Max and 99 will once again take on the evil group known as KAOS. Already showing a similar character in NBC’s “The Office”, Carell fully embodies the aloof persona of Maxwell Smart that constantly has the overly competent Agent 99 working tirelessly to bail him out of trouble.

With a further star studded cast including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Alan Arkin and Terrence Stamp, “Get Smart” has an ability to not only wow audiences with special effects, but tease them with expertly delivered dialogue, assuming the script supplies it.

What we can expect from the film is nothing short of the mid-summer action humor with a possible twist of nostalgia thrown in on the side. Being targeted primarily at a generation that knows little to nothing about the series, “Get Smart” will have to battle its way between the opposing expectations of the past and present.

Rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language

Runtime 110 min.

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