Let's file this under extremely interesting. In a possible career rejuvenation for the latter, Larry Charles is set to direct Jim Carrey in the comedy heist film Pierre Pierre. Jim Carrey being ridiculous with a ridiculous director? Color me intrigued. Steal my painting then distort my face all funny Deadline:
Larry Charles, who steered Sacha Baron Cohen through audacious comic turns in Bruno and Borat, is now ready to do the same for Jim Carrey. Charles has signed on to direct Pierre Pierre, a comedy that has Carrey playing the role of a Frenchman who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London, behaving more obnoxiously than any waiter you've ever encountered at Cannes.
It's no secret the man responsible for my favorite Firemarshall has had a rough go of it lately. His 2009 film I Love You Phillip Morris has had plenty of issues trying to even get in front of audiences, while the Robert Zemeckis motion captured A Christmas Carol didn't exactly tear up the box office. On the other end of the spectrum comes the recent history of the films Larry Charles has directed, more specifically the two films starring Sascha Baron Cohen Bruno and Borat. In addition to that Charles stays busy with that Curb Your Enthusiasm show.
It seems like a match made in comedy heaven. Carrey is at his best when his comedy is at the forefront, even moreso when it's his currently unparalleled physical brand. The Pierre Pierre script was actually on the Blacklist a couple of years ago, and subsequently had Jason Reitman attached to direct with Carrey set to star. A lot has changed since then but clearly Carrey likes what the role can offer as he seems to have stuck with it. Or maybe the phone's just not ringing too much.