Ana Lily Amirpour is directing the cannibal love story for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures and VICE
Two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse and Diego Luna are set to join Jason Momoa in Ana Lily Amirpour’s cannibal love story “The Bad Batch,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures has partnered with VICE on the dystopian picture, which Annapurna International plans to sell at the Cannes Film Festival.
A post-apocalyptic tale set in a Texas wasteland where a community of cannibals reside, “The Bad Batch” is described as a love story about a cannibal known as Miami Man (Momoa) and his food.
Waterhouse has landed the female lead of Arlen, while Luna will play a man named Jimmy. Reeves will play The Dream and Carrey will play The Hermit.
Carrey’s role is expected to be yet another departure for the versatile actor, who once won back-to-back Golden Globes for best actor in a drama (“The Truman Show”) and a comedy/musical (“Man on the Moon”).
Annapurna’s Megan Ellison will produce alongside VICE’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. Annapurna’s Sammy Scher will be the executive overseeing the day-to-day development and production of the project while VICE’s Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti will executive produce.
“The Bad Batch” marks the first time Vice will be a producing partner alongside Annapurna, after first working on marketing for several of the company’s releases, including “Spring Breakers,” “The Grandmaster” and “Her.”
Carrey, who is coming off the hit sequel “Dumb and Dumber To,” is represented by WME, LBI Entertainment and attorney Deborah Klein.