Jim Carrey and Chris Columbus Do Ripley for Paramount
Fri, 31 Oct 2008 11:17:04
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Director Chris Columbus is in talks to direct Ripley’s Believe It or Not for Paramount Pictures. The film has been gestating for years and was scheduled to begin production in China in 2006 with Tim Burton attached to direct, but the plug was eventually pulled on the project. Jim Carrey is still attached to star as newspaper columnist-cum-explorer Robert Ripley.
The storyline will undergo a total makeover based on a pitch that Columbus himself made to the studio. Sources indicated that Carrey and the studio both liked the director’s idea and the film’s prior arc will now be completely scrapped. The studio will hire a new writer and has plans to release the film in 2011. Paramount has high hopes for the film’s franchise potential. Next on Colombus’ docket is I Love You, Beth Cooper.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff