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Jim Carrey's next project!01 Nov 2001
So, what comes after "The Majestic"? According to Yahoo! (Reuters) and Variety, Jim Carrey's next project will be an untitled ghostly, romantic-comedy from Universal Pictures. It will be directed by "Pleasantville" director, Gary Ross, who also wrote the script. Jersey Films, led by Danny DeVito with Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, will produce along with Ross.
The film, previously titled "Dog Years," follows a widower whose wife returns from the dead to haunt him when he falls for another younger woman. He is then forced to confront the "ghosts" in their relationship.
"It's a rich, lush romantic comedy about renewal and rebirth," says Ross, "and setting it in New York and getting to shoot it there was important to us, for obvious reasons."
"I don't usually write projects for specific actors, but now that we've gotten close with Jim, I can honestly say I couldn't imagine anybody else for the part. He's as brilliant a comedian as he is a gifted actor. This comedy is tonally similar to other films I've written, and the hope is to be both funny and poignant. Jim's depth makes all that possible."
Production is slated to begin in March and will be released next Christmas.
-- Many thanks go also to Grinchy Steve, Eric Favata, J.T. Carrey and Myfootszzz for spotting the hot news. Click to comment this article.
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