They haven’t appeared on screen together since 1994’s comedy smash The Mask, but Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz are obviously hoping that pairing up again will help their filmic fortunes.
It’s been a rough few months for Carrey, having seen Fun With Dick And Jane underperform and having not one, but two projects – Used Guys and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not – come a cropper in the development stage. Diaz has fared a little better, though for all its quality, In Her Shoes didn’t exactly set the box office alight. At least she has Shrek The Third and Nancy Myers’ The Holiday in her future…
But they’ll both be hoping for good things from Gabriele Muccino’s A Little Game Without Consequence, which has been adapted by Allan Loeb from a 2004 French film, itself taken from a play. The plot has a couple who were seemingly perfect fake a break-up for a laugh, only to discover that their friends hated them as a pair from the start.
Muccino himself is fresh from working with Will Smith on heart-warming money trouble drama The Pursuit Of Happyness, though even he’s had some dodgy cine-karma, dropping out of Smith’s superhero pic Tonight, He Comes because of creative issues.
With luck, nothing will go wrong with this game – which at least has a shooting date pencilled in for 23 October in the Big Apple.