Jim Carrey's 'Under Cover' seeks its helmer
For better or worse, David O. Russell won't direct the video game adaptation of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," which would have been the most unusual director-material pairing since, well, Zack Snyder decided to do an owl-themed kids' movie.
After reported as being courted for the role, Carrey is indeed attached, we hear (though there's no official deal in place yet). Veteran production company Mandeville, which produced Russell's upcoming "The Fighter," also looks to be coming on to the project. The film is set up at Summit, of "Twilight" fame.
Other directors are in the mix as well, but we have to admit that Russell would be the most enjoyably wacky choice. If he can make both incest and Iraq treasure-hunting darkly comic, one can only imagine what he'd do with the antics of Mandonna and Dread Zeppellin.
-- Steven Zeitchik
Photo: Jim Carrey as Lemony Snicket. Credit: Francois Duhamel/Paramount Pictures
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