Jim Carrey has been making headlines more for his paintings than his acting as of late, but that could soon change thanks to “Dark Crimes.” The crime thriller from Greek director Alexandros Avranas brings Carrey back to the big screen in his first leading role since “Dumb and Dumber To” in 2014.
“Dark Crimes” stars Carrey as a tormented police officer named Tadek who discovers an unsolved murder and sex crime bares similarities to a famous novel by author Krystov Kozlow (Marton Csokas). Tadek sets out on a mission to link Kozlow to the murder, but his investigation leads to a dangerous fascination with the author and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex club worker played by Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Avranas is best known as the director of “Miss Voices,” which premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and won the Silver Lion for Best Director. The trailer finds Avranas channeling the grim mystery vibe of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo.” Carrey’s descent into obsession recalls his dramatic work in “The Number 23.”
Prior to “Dark Crimes,” Carrey had a small supporting role in “The Bad Batch” and was the subject of the Netflix documentary “Jim and Andy.” Saban Films is behind the crime thriller, which hits DirecTV on April 19 and limited theaters/VOD on May 18.
Watch the first trailer below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.