Jim Carrey Finds 'Deep Cover' with 'Dumb & Dumber To' Producers
After teaming up with Red Granite to get the sequel Dumb & Dumber To off the ground, Deadline reports Jim Carrey is getting ready to reteam with the production banner for a new project. Deep Cover is a new comedy that was just picked up by Red Granite from an original pitch by Johnny Rosenthal, an up and coming writer who has a project called The Three Tenors in development at Lionsgate, a comedy called Iron Jack at Sony, and his work on Bad Santa 2 at Dimension. Unfortunately, the plot of this new original pitch is being kept under wraps, but it's likely a comedic approach to an undercover cop situation. More below!
It's been awhile since we've had a comedic approach to undercover cop thrillers like Donnie Brasco, and with a chameleon like Carrey in the lead, his cover would likely be an awesome character for him to bring to life. Of course, Carrey's projects over the past decade have been mostly questionable, but I keep hoping that he'll find something to show the greatness he's put on display in films like Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. No director is set yet, and there's always the chance that Carrey could fall away from the project, but we'll see how it develops.