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Reitman And Carrey Making Pierre Pierre
Juno director lines up next project

06 March 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Variety

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Jason Reitman, Oscar-nominated director of Juno (which you really shouldn't backlash against just because it's suddenly trendy) has selected his next project. Reitman will team with Jim Carrey to make Pierre Pierre.

The comedy, written by Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton, is a politically incorrect story of a French nihilist who takes a stolen painting from Paris to London. Is the politically incorrect part that he'll have a comedy French accent?

The budget is reported to be just $13 million, which is literally not usually enough to pay Jim Carrey's wages. It sounds like a canny move on Carrey's part, to team up with a hot director who's professed to having no interest in making big budget movies just for the payday. Carrey's best work remains Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was fairly low budget. We heart Jason Reitman, so we think these two could cook up something very interesting.

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whats the hell is with the Juno backlash?
Im a man who knows his indies flicks and while it was hardly groundbreaking it was still a cool little flick-I mean would people stop bitching? It had a great performance from Page as a FLAWED character (most characters should be flawed dont ya think, it makes them, yknow...realistic?) and whats all this crap agaisnt the SLANG used in it? You people never had your own way of talking when you were kids? Jesus, I still use all my slang from when I was a kid (for example, if you wana say "no&q More

Posted by Tex Hex at 15:41 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

Pretty much the best movie news of the week so far. Sounds like it could be fantastic. More

Posted by Rhubarb at 15:31 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

Shut your friggin' gob, Banana. More

Posted by wooz at 11:41 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

Yeah, I didn't hate Juno becuase of how it was directed, it was just standard quirky indie fair to be honest, I hated it becuase PEOPLE DON'T SAY ''HONEST TO BLOG" or any of that other hip teen shit they spouted all the way through. More

Posted by CameronJames at 11:34 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

The worst thing about Juno was the script, which is ironic considering that's the part of it winning all the awards. Reitman is a competent director but the 2 films I saw of his (juno and smoking) were the definition of 'good but not great'. More

Posted by hatebox at 11:27 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

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