Carrey, Reitman team for ‘Pierre’

Fox Atomic nabs duo's spec script for $1 million

Jason Reitman is attached to direct and Jim Carrey is aboard to topline comedy “Pierre Pierre” for Fox Atomic.

Fox Atomic acquired Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton’s spec for $1 million; Escape Artists and Reitman’s banner Hard C are producing the film.

Politically incorrect story centers on a self-indulgent French nihilist who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London. Budget is pegged at $13 million.

Hard C’s Dan Dubiecki is producing alongside Reitman and Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

The Reitman-Carrey spec package sparked a heated bidding war that came down to Universal, Mandate and Atomic.

Reitman, who earned an Oscar nomination for “Juno,” next will produce alongside Dubiecki the cheerleader-from-hell comedy-thriller “Jennifer’s Body” for Fox Atomic. Karen Kusama directs from a Diablo Cody script; Megan Fox stars. Reitman is repped by WMA.

Carrey next stars in Warner Bros.’ “Yes Man” and lends his voice to 20th Century Fox’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.” He is repped by CAA.

“Pierre Pierre” marks Cannistraci and Seton’s first screenplay in development.

They are repped by Category 5 Entertainment.

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