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Jim Carrey to star in murder mystery movie set in Poland

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Nick Hodge 24.10.2015 13:45
Hollywood actor Jim Carrey is set to star in the movie 'True Crimes', based on a macabre true murder case that shocked Poland.
Jim Carrey. Photo: wikimedia commons/Jean-Francois GornetJim Carrey. Photo: wikimedia commons/Jean-Francois Gornet

According to US source Screen Daily, filming is due to begin in Kraków on 7 November.

The script, which has been written by UK screenwriter Jeremy Brock ('The Last King of Scotland', 'Brideshead Revisited') was inspired by an investigative article that appeared in The New Yorker in 2008.

The plot follows a detective who finds parallels in a work of crime fiction with an actual murder.

The real-life case of murderer Krystian B. (surname withheld under Polish privacy laws) culminated in 2007, when he was convicted of the 2000 murder of his ex-wife's lover.

Prosecutors initially investigating the case could find no leads after the victim's body was found by fishermen in the River Odra with a noose around his neck and his hands tied with cord.

However, Krystian B. then wrote a crime novel entitled 'Amok' which contained eerie similarities with the case.

A tip-off led to the investigation being reopened, and Krystian B.'s ultimate conviction.

Several acclaimed Polish actors are due to play alongside Carrey, including Agata Kulesza ('Ida') and Zbigniew Zamachowski ('Three Colours: White'). (nh/rk)

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