First Look at Jim Carrey in Thriller ‘True Crimes’

Jim Carrey Crime Thriller

The rubber-faced comedian Jim Carrey ventures into some dark territory for True Crimes, the Polish set crime thriller based on David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker article about the murder investigation of a slain business man that turns to clues found in an author’s book about an earlier and eerily similar crime.

Carrey plays Jack, the detective in charge of solving both cases and will star alongside Agata Kulesza, Maja Ostaszewska and Robert Wieckiewiscz in the thriller. Greek filmmaker Alexandros Avranas (Miss Violence) will be directing from a script by How I Live Now and The Last King of Scotland screenwriter Jeremy Brock.

Hit the jump and check out the first movie stills from the shoot in Krakow, Poland (via Jim Carrey Online). Carrey is recognizable but not distractingly so.

Adapted from David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker feature, the story involves the case of Krystian Bala, a Polish writer who was convicted of murder in 2007. The murder for which he was convicted had been a cold case, baffling the Polish police for years, and had been called a perfect crime. Bala, never a suspect in the case, attracted attention when he published a novel that detailed a murder very much like the one that was frustrating the police.