Jim Carrey to Reprise Role in 'Bruce Almighty 2?'

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 10, 2012|5:03 pm

Jim Carrey has been eyed to reprise his role in the 2003 hit film "Bruce Almighty."

The Canadian actor and comedian said in the past that he is interested in revisiting the character Bruce Nolan.

"We're talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about - there's 'Bruce Almighty,'” Carrey said speaking to Comingsoon.net.

The news on the 49-year-old actor returning comes after Universal Studios announced that it hired Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to write the "Bruce Almighty" sequel, Variety reported.

According to The Associated Press, the film is in early development, and no reports have been confirmed yet that Morgan Freeman will return in the sequel to reprise his role as God.

Similarly, other original "Bruce Almighty" actors such as Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell have not yet been confirmed in the sequel either.

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"Bruce Almighty" was directed by Tom Shadyac and went on to win critical acclaim. The film became one of the most successful comedies of all time in the U.S., earning over $242 million.

In the film, the protagonist Bruce Nolan complains to God that he isn't doing his job. In response, God offers Bruce a change to become God for one week.

The movie was banned in Egypt and Malaysia after pressure from Islamic religious circuits scorned God being portrayed as a visually ordinary man. In Malaysia, the ban was eventually lifted, but only suitable for adult viewers.

"Evan Almighty," released in 2007 as a sequel to "Bruce Almighty," did not include Carrey or Aniston, but the film was not as successful.

Carrey and Carell will reunite onscreen next year in the upcoming film, "Burt Wonderstone."

Universal Studios, which is responsible for "Bruce Almighty," turns 100 this year. The famed Hollywood studio announced Tuesday that it will update its logo as well as re-release 13 classic films to commemorate the event.

"It didn't change the logo in a way that audiences wouldn't completely understand, but it brought us up to date," Universal Studios president Ron Meyer said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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