It’s well known that Steve Carell is leaving The Office, but who will replace him is still up in the air. Today, Office executive producer Paul Lieberstein suggested a replacement that, in his eyes, would be perfect to take over as head boss of Dunder-Mifflin.
Lieberstein told E! Online that Harvey Keitel, more known for his dramatic roles, could be the person to replace Carell’s character, Michael Scott, on the hit TV show.
“I haven’t started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job—a very different energy,” said Lieberstein, “And we don’t want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve.”
Keitel, well known for his roles in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, would play “an old salesman who thought he could retire and the stock market went down, and he has to come out of retirement to work for a few years,” if the executive producer has his way.
While Keitel may have few comedic roles to his name, it’ll be interesting to see the reaction from Office fans, the majority of whom are wondering if any actor could supersede the spectacular performance by Carell.