Larry Charles Directing Jim Carrey in Comedy 'Pierre, Pierre'

July 20, 2010
Source: Deadline

Jim Carrey

Perhaps one of the saddest things that both my inner-child and outer-adult has been disappointed with is the downward spiral of Jim Carrey's career after his comedy reign in the 90s. But now both those parts of me may soon rejoice as Deadline is reporting that Carrey will be teaming up with director Larry Charles (responsible for Bruno, Borat and Religulous) for the obnoxious comedy Pierre, Pierre. The comedy will see Carrey playing a self-indulgent, lazy, French nihilist who is transporting a stolen Mona Lisa from Paris to London. On his journey, he comes to love his country again. This is exactly what Carrey needs right now.

With the exception of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Bruce Almighty, the last decade of Carrey's career has been full of mediocre to less than average movies and sometimes even performances. Yes Man was his chance to return to his former glory, but the Liar, Liar reminiscent story just didn't come together. Pierre, Pierre is a comedy that is raunchy, and on the R-rated level of Me, Myself & Irene, which was the last film I truly found Carrey laugh-out-loud hilarious. Though it's a little disappointing that we won't see once-attached director Jason Reitman tackle a comedy like this, Charles is the right director for the job, and it will certainly give Carrey a boost whilst pushing him to his comedic limits again. I can't wait to see how this comedy turns out.

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We watched I Love Phillip Morris last night and thought it was absolutely brilliant. Both hilarious and touching. One of Carrey's best films in years. I have high hopes for Pierre Pierre.

Bob Jones on Jul 20, 2010


Yeah Jim just what you need. Now stop all that artistic expression crap and get right back in the comedy bottle, and make it funny or were gonna hurt ya. (whip crack sound) Funny damn it! be funny! NOW!

Jimmy Love on Jul 20, 2010


I love this guy 🙂

Monica on Jul 20, 2010


anyone thinks this news sucks should watch a movie with me in it 🙂

Spider94 on Jul 20, 2010


@Jimmy Love, I like a lot of Carrey's dramatic roles like Eternal Sunshine, The Majestic and Man on the Moon (I haven't had a chance to see I Love You Philip Morris yet), but his career has been struggling in both drama and comedy lately that I think this is the project to get him back at the forefront of the A-List. Larry Charles is an amazing, subversive comedy director and I'd like to see Carrey make a return to comedy in a big way. I'm not saying he should stop his dramatic and artistic roles, but this project is exactly what he needs right now. He obviously agrees because he's doing the project. Cheers,

Ethan Anderton on Jul 20, 2010


I'm in.

Xerxex on Jul 20, 2010

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