Steve Carell to voice Despicable

Variety reports that Steve Carell will voice the title character in Universal’s Despicable Me, an upcoming 3D animated film about a deplorable man Groo who masterminds the mother of all heists when he plots to steal the moon. Despicable reteams Carell, who voiced one of the characters for Horton Hears a Who, with the producer Chris Meledandri, who was an executive producer on the film. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, the film is slated for a 2010 release.