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Jim Carrey in Talks to Star in Brett Ratner-Produced Thriller ‘True Crimes’ (Exclusive)

Alexandros Avranas (”Miss Violence“) will direct the movie, which is based on a 2008 New Yorker article

Jim Carrey is in early talks to star in the indie thriller “True Crimes,” which is based on a 2008 New Yorker article by David Grann, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

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.