Eric Roth Penning Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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Oscar-winning writer Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) has come on board to do a complete rewrite of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at Paramount Pictures.

The site says that the project is currently without a director (Tim Burton and Chris Columbus previously circled), but Jim Carrey is still attached to star in the film.

The movie is expected to pick up with Ripley at the time when he gained celebrity status through a “Believe It or Not!” column that chronicled his search for the greatest oddities in the world. Along the way, he starts to respect his unusual human discoveries as more than mere conquests to be documented.