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Jim Carrey's career still kicking post-'Wonderstone,' actor takes on 'Ricky Stanicky'

Comedy sounds predictably wacky

By Kate Erbland Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
Despite the critical and box office failure that was "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," Jim Carrey's comedic comeback isn't quite over just yet. THR reports that Carrey is now set to star in Steve Oedekerk's "Ricky Stanicky," a project that will reunite the pair who previously worked together on sketch comedy show "In Living Color," 1995's "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," and "Bruce Almighty" (which he wrote).  


The original "Stanicky" story was penned by Jeff Bushell and reportedly "is described as an ensemble comedy in the vein of 'The Hangover,' and begins when three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood. They create a fake person to take the blame: Ricky Stanicky. Twenty years later, it turns out the three guys have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life. When their girlfriends and wives force them to set up a meeting with Stanicky, they hire an out-of-work actor to play the part." Wacky! Of course, this is also the sort of high concept comedy that could do gangbusters with the right cast. Getting Carrey on board now is a major step in the right direction. 


THR shares that the project has been up in the air for years, as Summit first picked it up way back in 2010. Since then, other names like James Franco and Joaquin Phoenix have been rumored for roles, but neither are expected to come on this time around.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" currently holds a 37% "Rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoesand only made a dismal twenty-one million dollars the box office. 

"Ricky Stanicky" should open sometime in 2014.

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49Comments
Apr 10, 2013 4:27PM
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He has his freedom of speech which we all should respect, but I an hopefully many others will use our freedom to refuse supporting this has been with our dollars. I will never watch another JC movie
Apr 10, 2013 2:39PM
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With any luck, it will bomb, and end this jerk's career once and for all...
Apr 10, 2013 4:30PM
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he has definitely become a major duschbag
Apr 10, 2013 3:32PM
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Well he wont last long in his business.  I and a lot of other gun owning Americans are no longer giving our hard earned dollars to this gun grabber.  Thought he was a good guy till his latest rants:(

Apr 10, 2013 3:23PM
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A very unfunny "same act" guy...Once you've seen him..there is no reason to do it a 2nd time.
Apr 10, 2013 4:38PM
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Never go see any of his movies again!
Apr 10, 2013 5:09PM
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I'll go see it when they pry the money out of my cold dead hands.
Apr 10, 2013 4:33PM
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With all due respect to Siskel and Ebert, TWO THUMBS DOWN!
Apr 10, 2013 2:49PM
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this guy was never humorous to me , he was just a jackazz and not a funny one at that either, plus all his movies outright suck...every one of them I would give no more than a 1/2 a star or none at all...just another over paid shill for  liberal ideology from Hollywood,  yeah like they have a firm grasp of the reality of the middle class...look at the crap product they turn out for public consumption...now that's the one industry I wish we shipped overseas...instead of all the real jobs
Apr 10, 2013 2:36PM
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Wow sounds like a MASH episode I watched where Hawkeye makes up an imaginary doctor (Captain Jonathan S. Tuttle),. So it's been done. But if they want to pretend that it's an original idea why not I guess. I don't go to movies anyway too expensive.
Apr 10, 2013 3:43PM
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he is an awful comic, I can't figure why they give this guy chances!!!
Apr 12, 2013 11:31AM
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Just one person but I'll never look at anything he does again. Jim, don't presume to have a  say in US policy, you are just part of the foreign hordes, America is not yours.
Apr 10, 2013 5:10PM
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I will never see a Movie done by this Anti American Canadian again .  Typical Hypocritical Liberal Moron( I know all of those terms  are synonymous so that was redundant... and to just say Liberal would've been enough of a descriptor ) he makes Movies with guns is surrounded by Guns and tell you that guns are bad . STUPID .  He has only made one good movie Liar Liar and he did that one twice ( Yes Man ) He is dumb and dumber .
Apr 10, 2013 4:14PM
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He used to be pretty funny and fun to watch, Something has changed, The last show I seen him in distanced me even further Something Like I love you Sam Malone or something, Were he played a gay man in prison. That pretty much knocked Jim Carry off of my list of watchable people. Just keeps getting worse and worse.
Apr 12, 2013 11:55AM
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hopefully the only people who will see this is the film editor, he is not funny and his mouth has sunk him in the states,maybe canandians will take him back,please go home,
Apr 12, 2013 11:34AM
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The boy does seem to have alienated his audience.....libs are a special kind of stupid..
Apr 12, 2013 11:54AM
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Funny? . . . He ain't.  I hope this is his last public appearance.
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