Universal Pictures has set Jim Carrey to star in and produce the comedy “Sober Buddies” reports Variety.
The story follows a hard-partying software exec assigned a court-appointed Sober Buddy to keep him under control during a critical business trip to Las Vegas.
A perfect plan falls apart when the Sober Buddy (Carrey) falls off the wagon. Andrew Kurtzman, currently penning a film adaptation of the cartoon characters “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” is writing the script.
Carrey hasn’t chosen his next film but is deciding between two or three roles he’ll take on before next June’s potential strike – the title character in Tim Burton’s “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” as a gay prison escapee in the dark indie comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris,” and as a reluctant nursemaid to his ailing wife in the Fox comedy “Me Time.”