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True Crimes 2016 Starring Jim Carrey Based on Bizarre True Story

Update: True Crimes picked up by North American distribution.

True Crimes 2016 starring Jim Carrey is an upcoming Polish/American thriller. The movie is based on a New York Times article ‘True Crime. A Postmodern Murder Mystery‘ written by David Grann in 2008 about a real and truly bizarre murder case from Poland. The true story was adapted for the big screen by Last King of Scotland writer Jeremy Brock and the film will be helmed by Greek director Alexander Avranas (Miss Violence).

The movie recounts the true story of a small business owner who is found murdered four weeks after he was reported missing by his wife. Three years after the case goes cold. Police investigator Tadek (Jim Carrey) and his team discover a book where the author writes of a murder with eerie similarities.

Carrey will star alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) as KasiaMarton Csokas (Lord of the Rings) as Kozlow, Agata Kulesza (Les innocentes) as Marta and Robert Wieckiewicz (Ziarno prawdy) as Greger.

True Crimes 2016 was shot in Kraków, Poland over 32 days and is currently complete. The 1 hour and 40-minute film will premiere at the warsaw film festival on the 12th of October.

Saban films have acquired True Crimes for North American distribution. The trailer and wider cinema release dates are still unknown (via Variety). Stay tuned for further updates.

True Crimes review by The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: IMDb, Warsaw Film Festival.

Photos by Bartosz Mrozowski.