Alexandros Avranas (“Miss Violence”) will direct the movie, which follows a murder investigation that turns to clues found in an author’s book about an eerily similar crime.
Brett Ratner and John Cheng are producing with David Gerson (“Skiptrace”), while “Ida” producer Ewa Puszczynska will serve as co-producer. Carrey’s JC 23 producing partner Michael Aguilar is also expected to be involved in some capacity.
Jeremy Brock (“The Last King of Scotland”) adapted the article by Grann, who’s best known as the author of “The Lost City of Z,” which has been adapted by James Gray.
Carrey is a two-time Golden Globe winner who is coming off of the hit sequel “Dumb and Dumber To.” He’s also slated to co-star alongside Jason Momoa in “The Bad Batch,” which is set up at Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures.
Carrey is represented by WME and attorney Deborah Klein.