Ricky Stanicky

When three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood, they create a fake person to take the blame -- Ricky Stanicky did it! Twenty years later we see that they have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life. When their wives force them to set up a meeting with Stanicky, they hire an actor.

Jim Carrey Revives ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Jim Carrey Revives ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Jim Carrey is teaming up with writer-director Steve Oedekerk and Summit Entertainment to revive the languishing comedy Ricky Stanicky. We reported way back in August 2010 that James Franco was attached to star, with Peyton Reed in talks to direct, although they are no longer on board.

The story, originally written by Jeffrey Bushell, centers on three teenage friends, whose prank goes awry and causes a house to burn down. The trio creates a fictitious person, Ricky Stanicky, who they blamed the fire on. 20 years later, the friends are still using this figment of their imaginations as a scapegoat. The plot thickens when their girlfriends and wives all demand to meet this troublemaker, which forces the friends to hire an actor to portray him.

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Peyton Reed Directing ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Yes Man director Peyton Reed has signed on to direct the new film comedy Ricky Stanicky, according to Pajiba.

James Franco is currently attached to star as the title character in the film, which centers around three friends who, as teenagers, accidentally burn down a house and create the fictitious Ricky Stanicky to take the blame. Two decades later, the grown-up friends are still using Stanicky as their scapegoat but, when their wives demand to meet this mystery man, they are forced to hire an actor (Franco) to bring him to life.

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