It sure has been an interesting year for comedian Jim Carrey. Although in recent years he has taken a step back from his films, Carrey looks to be back on the map. If not for his views on gun-control than it’s for the roles he’s racking up.
At some point fans will see him relive his heyday with a sequel to Dumb & Dumber. Now we’re learning that he may go back to that well once again by teaming up with his Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty director for the comedy Ricky Stanicky.
The Ricky Stanicky film is a comedy that has been developing for a few years. In 2010 the project had James Franco attached, but that eventually blew over once the actor moved on. It’s reported that the production flirted with the idea of Joaquin Phoenix last year, but now they have moved on to what we think is the perfect goofball for the job — Jim Carrey.
The comedy, owned by Summit is written by Steve Oedekerk who is the man behind Bruce Almighty, and the same man who directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. It’s said he will also direct it as well, so it’s a safe bet that we’ll get a truly amazing comedic performance out of Carrey, one that has been vacant in recent years.
According to a report, the film is being described as an ensemble comedy (think The Hangover), and will begin when three kids pull a prank and burn down a house on their block. The kids then create a fake person to blame and come up with the persona of Ricky Stanicky. Flash forward to 20 years later and Ricky Stanicky has been the excuse used since. Things get interesting when their spouses force the group to have a meeting with Stanicky, so the men hire an out-of-work actor for the role.
It looks like Jim Carrey is certainly returning home with his part in Ricky Stanicky. We can’t wait to see that physicality coming to life once again.