Coming off the success of Dumb and Dumber To, which has earned nearly $130 million worldwide in one month of release, Jim Carrey is teaming up again with Red Granite's Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland for a new comedy entitled Deep Cover. No plot details have been revealed at this time, but the project comes from an original pitch by writer Johnny Rosenthal. Jim Carrey will also produce alongside Michael Aguilar through their Some Kind of Garden production company.
Writer Johnny Rosenthal recently sold his pitch The Three Tenors to Lionsgate this summer, and he is also developing Iron Jack for Sony Pictures. The writer also wrote the script for Dimension's sequel Bad Santa 2, a project which star Billy Bob Thornton revealed back in October is still in development. Red Granite stepped up to finance Dumb and Dumber To after Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the sequel. The studio also financed the Oscar-nominated drama The Wolf of Wall Street and other recent titles such as Out of the Furnace and Horns.
It isn't known if this will be Jim Carrey's next project or not. The comedic actor is also attached to other projects such as an Untitled Heist Comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo and the languishing Ricky Stanicky. No production schedule was given for Deep Cover.