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Jim Carrey On For Ricky Stanicky
He's committed to the comedy

09 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about comedy script Ricky Stanicky. Back in 2010, James Franco agreed to star in the proposed film, but has since dropped out to make 73,000 other movies and write some poetry or whatever. Things appear to be moving again, as Steve Oedekerk is on to direct and has lured old mucker Jim Carrey for the lead.

Summit Entertainment is backing this one, which has a script by Jeff Bushell and follows three male friends who invent the titular Mr Stanicky as a way to get out of family time and to explain away any tricky situations. For those of you who know your Oscar Wilde, think Mr Bunbury in The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Yet after 20 years of this ruse apparently working, trouble strikes when their other halves demand to meet the mystery man, and they must scramble to find an actor that can portray him. Enter Carrey’s character.

If it works out this time, the movie would represent a reunion for Carrey and Oedekerk, who worked together on the Ace Ventura films. Assuming Carrey makes the pic and then also finds a project with Tom Shadyac, this could be his heyday all over again. Just perhaps not Ace Ventura 3, eh, lads?

Carrey can currently be seen in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and will next crop up in Kick-Ass 2, which hits hard on July. Check out the Red Band trailer below.  


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