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Steve Carell to star in ‘The Priority List’

The story is about Menasche, then a Miami high school teacher.

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March 18, 2014 11:50:17 am
Steve Carell will reportedly star as well as produce the film. (Reuters) Steve Carell will reportedly star as well as produce the film. (Reuters)

Actor Steve Carell is set to star in Warner Bros cancer drama ‘The Priority List’. The studio acquired rights to David Menasche’s memoir ‘The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons with Carell attached to star and produce, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The true-story is about Menasche, then a Miami high school teacher, who was told he only had a few months left to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He managed to extend his life via several surgeries and years of chemo but a seizure in 2012 ended his teaching career.

Menasche then embarked on a cross-country journey to reconnect with former students from his 15-year teaching career, come to terms with his illness and learn to live fully in the present. He is still alive.

The book was published in January this year.

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