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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Carrey’

Netflix to Adapt ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Count OlafNetflix plans to create a new original series based on A Series of Unfortunate EventsLemony Snicket wrote 13 installments for his popular children’s book series so there is plenty of material to source for story lines.

According to Deadline, “Netflix is producing the project, which is being fast-tracked, with Paramount Television. Paramount was behind the 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey, which grossed $209 million worldwide.”

Netflix has a track record for using books as inspiration for its original series projects. House of Cards debuted in February 2013 and Orange Is the New Black came out in July 2013.

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Jim Carrey, David Weisner & Jerry Pinkney Get Booked

rolandHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Heidi Boghosian will headline a conversation event about her new book, Spying on Democracy, at the Hillside Club. Join in on Tuesday, October 1st starting 8 p.m. (Berkeley, CA)

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Jim Carrey Promotes His Self-Published Book with Dumb & Dumber Photo

Actor and author Jim Carrey self-published his kid’s book this week, and posted a photograph in character for Dumb & Dumber To to promote the book.

In the photo, Carrey reads How Roland Rolls upside down with Jeff Daniels–both of them dressed as characters from the hit 1994 comedy, Dumb & Dumber.

Earlier this year, Carrey spoke about his decision to self-publish “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world right now and I think it’s cool.” (Via Gawker)

Jim Carrey to Self-Publish a Children’s Book

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective actor Jim Carrey will self-publish a “metaphysical children’s book” entitled How Roland Rolls.

During an interview with HitFix, (embedded above, book discussion at 2:20 mark), Carrey explained: “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world right now and I think it’s cool.” He also promised that the book will be “beautifully-illustrated,” telling the story of a little wave named Roland.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star plans to release the book in September. Yahoo! News reports that Carrey wrote the book “in part for his grandson.”

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Trailer Released

Fox has released the official trailer for the film adaptation of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Above, we’ve embedded the full-length trailer.

What do you think? As we previously noted, the film stars Jim Carrey and is directed by Mark Waters. It will hit theaters on June 17th.

Some parts of the film were shot inside New York City’s historic Flatiron Building, home to several Macmillan offices.  (via Shelf Awareness)

Jim Carrey to Star in Mr. Popper’s Penguins Adaptation

9780316058421_154X233.jpgActor Jim Carrey has signed on to star in an adaptation of the 1939 Newbery Honor Book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Freaky Friday director Mark Waters will direct, and the script was written by Sean Anders and John Morris. Written by Richard and Florence Atwater in the late 1930s, the book has been a favorite of grade school teachers and readers. In April, rumors surfaced that Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach were considering the project.

Here’s more from the article: “The film is on the fast track at Fox and will begin production in October in New York … In the new version, Carrey plays a New York businessman who receives a half-dozen penguins who wreak havoc on his business and apartment before he finds important life lessons in their presence.”