Deadline New York reports that Larry Charles (Bruno, Borat) has signed to direct Jim Carrey in Pierre Pierre, which centers on a Frenchman who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London.
Juno‘s Jason Reitman was previously attached to direct from a script by Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton at Fox Atomic. The film fell into turnaround after Reitman dropped out and Fox Atomic went went kaput.
The site says that the comedy will be shopped again by its producers, Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, and Category 5’s Brian Sher. They plan to make the movie for just over $20 million.