has been slowly transitioning toward more dramatic roles ever since he quit The Office
to focus on his rising film career, but some of his choices have sounded a bit questionable, at least on paper. One of the stranger ones he's been attached to is the lead in The Dogs of Babel
, an adaptation of Carolyn Parkhurst
's debut novel.
The premise of the story - a grieving man tries to teach his dog to speak - is ...