After his latest dramatic effort failed to hit the mark (hey, at least it made more than $23 million, right?), Jim Carrey is looking to dip back into what he does best -- comedy. 20th Century Fox has picked up the spec script Me Time -- written by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel -- as a starring vehicle for Carrey. While the actor has jumped between genres as of late, it appears he's no longer interested in playing wacky Ace Ventura-ish characters. With the exception of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Carrey has involved himself with one relationship comedy after another -- and Me Time will continue to follow that trend. However, that's not to say he doesn't add that classic Carrey quirkiness to each role.
In Me Time, he'll play a husband/novelist who's writing a book about his great-great-grandmother, a frontier woman. Using her old diaries (in which she talks about raising a family, plowing fields and other frontier-like hardships) to tell his story, our writer is soon thrown for a loop when his pregnant wife has to go on bed rest -- leaving him in charge of the house and their other kid. As you can imagine, those old frontier diaries begin to have an affect on Mr. Mom and, well, I'm sure there will be a scene in which Jim Carrey milks a cow with a bonnet on his head.
Now, don't get your hopes up too much -- I know you Amish farmers out there are probably really stoked about this news. Keep in mind the fact that three recent Carrey-related projects have all suffered their fare share of problems. Used Guys and Ripley's Believe it or Not were shelved over budget concerns (with the latter recently climbing out of development hell and back into the picture) and Carrey ditched the relationship comedyA Little Game (along with his co-star Cameron Diaz) following script issues. So, until this puppy is officially in production, I'd hold off on buying those "I Plowed a Field Just Like Jim Carrey" t-shirts.