It’s just been announced that Jim Carrey will play the lead in the upcoming comedy, Ricky Stanicky, which will be directed by Steve Oedekerk. Oedekerk and Carrey have quite a history together dating back to In Living Color. Oedekerk also directed Caeery in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and wrote Bruce Almighty.
The film centers on three friends who have created a fake persona, Ricky Stanicky, to take the blame every time any of them get into a bit of trouble dating back to a prank gone awry they pulled as teenagers. After twenty years of this the girlfriends and wives of the guys demand to meet this Stanicky and they turn to an out of work actor to play the part.
Summit picked up the film way back in 2010 and there had been plans for both James Franco and Joaquin Phoenix to play the lead, but now with Carrey and Oedekerk on board the film will look to enter production this summer. Oedenkerk will re-write the script, originally by Jeff Bushell.