Jim Carrey has Sober Buddies

A possible new comedy

His career might not exactly be on fire, but that isn’t stopping Jim Carrey from loading up his schedule.

Universal has also decided that it still wants to work with him, and has dangled the prospect of the comedy project Sober Buddies in front of his rubber mug. It’s a mismatched buddy comedy that finds a wild-living software executive forced to bring along a court-appointed Sober Buddy to keep him on the straight and narrow during a business trip to Las Vegas. But this being a comedy, the buddy (Carrey) quickly falls off the wagon.

Andrew Kurtzman is busy scribbling the script, but there’s no director in place yet. Which isn’t really a problem as Carrey has yet to decide which of his possible upcoming slate he’ll commit to first. He still has the likes of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, family comedy Me Time and the anarchic black comedy I Love You Phillip Morris to consider.