Jim Carrey returns to the silver screen as a hard-boiled detective in the upcoming thriller Dark Crimes.
The acclaimed comedian plays a cop named Tadek who connects a murder to a hit novel by author Krystov Kozlow, played Marton Csokas, when the incidents described in his book resemble the inner-workings of the unsolved case. Based on the 2008 The New Yorker article “True Crime” by David Grann and directed by Alexandros Avranas from a script by Jeremy Brock, the Polish-American detective drama also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Agata Kulesza, Kati Outinen, and Zbigniew Zamachowski.
“This case is all I have left,” Carrey says in one of the scenes featured in the trailer, which is soundtracked by MYRKUR’s “Skøgen Skulle Dø”, from his full-length debut, “M”, and conveys the message that “Every city hides an underworld.” and “Every crime reveals a story.” The trailer reveals that the crime writer becomes a suspect and that Carrey’s character finds himself in danger, with his own life on the line, if he gets to close.
The film had its world premiere at the Warsaw Film Festival on October 12, 2016, where it received critical acclaim. Positive reviews are shown throughout the trailer, with appraisals for the cast performance and especially for Carrey’s.
Dark Crimes will be released by Saban Films in select theaters/VOD on May 11, 2018. The film will also be available on DirecTV starting April 19.