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Jim Carrey Will Star in Ricky Stanicky

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)

Jim Carrey is reteaming with his Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls director Steve Oedekerk for Ricky Stanicky. The former James Franco vehicle is "an ensemble comedy in the vein of The Hangover, and begins when three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood." The kids create a fake person to pin the arson on — Ricky Stanicky — and are forced as adults to hire a washed-up actor to temporarily bring Stanicky to life. Carrey is Stanicky.

Photo: VALERIE MACON/2011 AFP