Jim Carrey Could Be Rocking Out in 'Under Cover' for Summit
It feels like it's been forever since we've seen a great Jim Carrey film . I can't speak for A Christmas Carol or I Love You, Phillip Morris since both eluded me for different reasons, but Yes Man, The Number 23, and Fun with Dick and Jane were all duds. It sounds like Carrey is looking to make a comeback starring in Larry Charles' outrageous comedy Pierre, Pierre, and it looks like he has another comedy on the horizon. Pajiba reports that Summit is trying to snag Carrey to to lead Under Cover, the story of a recently divorced father of two who joins a youthful cover band to raise money to win the custody battle against his ex-wife. Read on!
Seems kind of like The Rocker (which I don't think anyone saw?) meets Kramer vs Kramer, which sounds strange just thinking about it. Carrey has rocked out before in different forms in films like The Cable Guy (where he sang Somebody to Love) and Yes Man (where he went acoustic with Third Eye Blind's Jumper) and he'll even eventually be taking on a full fledged musical with Damn Yankees. Hopefully Carrey's young cover band will take on some great tracks for Under Cover. Surely Journey and Bon Jovi will be some great places to start and, who knows, maybe even the audience will want to sing along while they're watching it.
The script comes from Amy Talkington (who wrote the Private Benjamin remake coming soon), and being with unfamiliar with her other low profile projects from the past, I can't speak as to whether this is a good thing or bad. I guess we'll have to wait to see who's going to direct, as that's just as important. Interested?