Carrey Believes "Ripley's" Is Back On
"It?s going to be wonderful," Carrey said. "It?s just an incredible world to open up. He was a very much the champion of the underdog and people who were a little bit different and freakish."
Also known as quite a fashionable man, with plenty of lovely ladies on his arm, the film may address Ripley's romantic side too. "He was about celebrating life. He was about proving its special-ness."
Carrey in this month's "The Number 23"
As for the shifting status of Ripley's on the production schedule, Carrey explained it was not a money issue. "Financing never went away. We just got kind of close to going into production and I just felt like the script wasn't quite where it could have been. I had a lot of ideas that would have facilitated a change in plan, a change of approach to the production of it so I just thought it could be more than it was."
Carrey expects to begin filming in early 2008.