According to Variety, New Line has tapped Elisabeth Shue to star opposite Jim Carrey on thriller The Number 23, directed by Joel Schumacher.

Shue's most recent credits are Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story and Hide and Seek. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm will produce the pic, written by Fernley Phillips.

Carrey will portray a man who becomes obsessed and haunted upon reading a book that seems to be about his life but ends with a murder. The number 23 is woven throughout the plot.