Margaret Lyons
February 26, 2009 AT 07:28 PM EST

First there was The Daily Show, now there’s The Office, and soon, Ed Helms and Steve Carell will be working together on a Civil War–set movie. Helms has written and will star in the film, and Carell is producing. The still-untitled project centers on three dedicated Civil War re-enactors and an African American professor who “are accidentally transported back in time and awaken in the actual Civil War,” according to Variety. “Once there, they have find there way home without altering history or permanently breaking America in half.” [Variety]

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