WEIR, CARREY NEAR ‘TRUMAN SHOW’ DEAL

It looks like filmmaker Peter Weir and Jim Carrey are going to be teaming for “The Truman Show” for producer Scott Rudin and Paramount Pictures.

The director and the comic superstar met Aug. 30 to talk about working together on the project. Insiders said the meetings went very well. Carrey exited “The Truman Show” after Rudin and Carrey’s managers, Eric Gold and Jimmy Miller, got into a tiff over when a re-write would be delivered. Carrey came back to the table in the past few weeks and the studio is trying to work out a deal.

There is no agreement in place for Weir or Carrey, but sources said it’s likely to work out. If it does, the project won’t go for another year or so. Carrey has two movies back to back, Columbia Pictures’ “Cable Guy” is going into production Dec. 4 for a summer 1996 release and Universal Pictures’ “Liar, Liar” is slated to roll in May ’96 for the following Christmas.

Weir is repped by Creative Artists Agency’s John Ptak and Carrey by United Talent Agency’s Nick Stevens.

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