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Carrey on marquee of Castle Rock ‘Bijou’

Blacklisting, amnesia, estranged son all part of the plot

Jim Carrey is in negotiations to star in “Bijou,” to be helmed by Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption”) from a script by Michael Sloane. Castle Rock will produce the pic with Warner Bros. distribbing.

Set in 1951, “Bijou” is a romantic comedy about a young scribe facing the House Un-American Activities Committee blacklist who suffers a case of amnesia. When he stumbles into a small town, he is mistaken for the long-estranged son of the owner of a local movie theater.

Recent roll of roles

Carrey most recently starred in the Farrelly brothers’ “Me, Myself & Irene,” which has to date grossed $89 million domestically for Fox. He will next be seen in the Universal Pictures/Imagine Entertainment retelling of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which creeps into theaters Nov. 17. Darabont, who received an Oscar nomination for adapting, helming and producing “The Green Mile,” was also nommed for an Academy Award for “Shawshank Redemption.”

Execs at Castle Rock could not be reached for comment.

Carrey is repped by United Talent Agency and managed by Mosaic’s Gold/Miller. Darabont is repped by the William Morris Agency.

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