In the wake of the crowd dis-pleaser The Number 23, Jim Carrey has been lining up the roles. He's currently got two famous headlining parts -- the voice that counts for Horton Hears a Who, and then the man himself in Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- if it ever gets a definite director. He's also gearing up for the man-loving prison escapee in I Love You Phillip Morris, and Sober Buddies -- where he plays a sober buddy who gets appointed to a partying exec to keep the guy in line. Now we've got number five. David Heyman, Potter producer, has told MTV News: "I've got this film with Jim Carrey called Yes Man, which I hope will get into production in the fall."

"It's about a man who finds himself very depressed, and is always saying no. When friends ask him out, he always says no. [The film will explore] what happens when he decides to say yes to every thing that comes his way." Basically, Liar, Liar with a spin. The movie will be based on a book by Danny Wallace a radio producer for the BBC. Taken from parts of his diary, the story outlines everything the man says yes to -- from Internet and mail SPAM, to meetings for people who believe aliens built Egypt's pyramids. And, of course, he also says yes to all social and professional invites. For those of you who miss the old days of Carrey, Heyman says it will be like his old-school work, and he also claims: "It's one of the funniest scripts I've read." If it's that good, maybe the bad luck of 23 will disappear very soon.
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