David O. Russell May Direct 'Under Cover' Starring Jim Carrey

September 21, 2010
Source: 24 Frames

David O. Russell

Hot on the heels of the first trailer for David O. Russell's long awaited boxing drama The Fighter (finally getting released in December), it looks like the director may be lining up a wholly surprising and completely unexpected new project. 24 Frames reports Russell is being considered to direct Under Cover, a comedy we heard about back in August with Jim Carrey attached. The story follows a recently divorced dad of two who joins a youthful cover band to raise money to win the custody battle against his ex-wife. This would be comedy territory that hasn't been explored by Russell since 1996's Flirting with Disaster.

However, Russell isn't the only filmmaker being considered for the Summit Entertainment production. Though no other names are mentioned to also be in the running, this project could just as easily go to someone else. In addition, there could still be truth to last year's rumor that Russell could direct the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Otherwise the only official word we've gotten on another project from Russell is Old St. Louis, a story following Vince Vaughn as a traveling salesman who has been an absentee father, and how his life changes when his daughter becomes part of his new life. Personally, I'd rather see the director tackle a straight-up, broad comedy with Carrey than another slow burning drama (no matter how good they are) just to see how it turns out. How about you?

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Flirting with Disaster is a straight comedy, and it's one of his earliest films. Check it out.

Jason on Sep 22, 2010


@ #1, Jason, Actually, I've seen Flirting with Disaster, but I just completely forgot that he directed that flick. Thanks for reminding me!

Ethan Anderton on Sep 22, 2010

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