Y'know how sometimes a funny actor will get hold of a creepy script and envision it as his next step on the way to dramatic credibility? (It happens to Robin Williamsawholelot.) Well, it looks like Jim Carrey's been bitten by the Psychological Thriller Bug, and he's bringing Virginia Madsen along for the ride.

From first-time screenwriter Fernley Phillips and the consistently inconsistent Joel Schumacher, The Number 23 is about a likable schmo who acquires a very rare book, only to discover that -- uh oh -- it's actually the story of his own life! (Dun dun dunnnnnn!) Even a brief and inattentive glance at the trailer will tell you the "the number 23" has a whole lot to do with the spooky goings-on, although I think the flick will stop short of bringing Michael Jordan in for a cameo.

Co-starring Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra and Mark Pellegrino, the New Line release is presently scheduled for a February 23rd release. Yes, 23. Creeeeepy!
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