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Jim Carrey Eyeing Loomis Fargo, Which Sounds Not Bad

Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios, in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2011. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

It's been an eon since looking forward to a Jim Carrey comedy was something you'd be wise to do. But with the pedigree of Loomis Fargo, based on the true story of four doltish Southerners who pulled off a $17 million heist, this could be the one: Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) will direct, Up All Night creator and former SNL writer Emily Spivey wrote the first draft, Danny McBride and Jody Hill did a rewrite, Lorne Michaels will produce. Carrey's eyeing the starring role.

Photo: VALERIE MACON/2011 AFP