Netflix will soon be unveiling a new project focusing on Jim Carrey, and specifically his time spent immersed in the role of fellow comedian Andy Kaufman for the 1999 film “Man on the Moon.”
The new project, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” directed by Chris Smith, comes out globally on Netflix on Nov. 17.
“Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda,” Netflix says in an announcement released today. “In ‘Jim & Andy,’ Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channeling Andy and Tony [Clifton] and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.”
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