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Steve Martin saddles up for ''The Pink Panther''

Steve Martin saddles up for ''The Pink Panther'' -- Director Shawn Levy claims Martin is ''going all the way'' to reprise Peter Sellers' signature role

”Inspector Clouseau is such a vibrant, rich character — why can’t another comic genius mine that territory?” asks director Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen) of Steve Martin’s bold move into Peter Sellers’ trademark role. ”Steve and I are going into this with our eyes open,” Levy told EW on the Manhattan set last summer. ”The extent to which Steve is committing to this character is reminiscent of The Jerk. It’s Steve going all the way.” Not going all the way? Beyoncé Knowles, who stretches … as a vixenish pop star.

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