Jim Carrey hunts for a murderer in trailer for Dark Crimes

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Although we typically view Jim Carrey as a comedic actor, he has taken on dramatic roles to great effect in the past, and his latest dives into the world of unsolved murders and paranoia. Alexandros Avranas' DARK CRIMES stars Jim Carrey as a police officer named Tadek, who finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlow (Marton Csokas). As Tadek begins to track Kozlow and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex club worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg), his obsession grows and he descends into an underworld of sex, lies, and corruption to find the shocking truth.

The film takes its inspiration from a New Yorker article which told the incredible true story of a detective who believed that a writer's novel contained clues to an unsolved murder. It's a little hard to know what to make of DARK CRIMES, as well as Carrey's accent, but there is something interesting at play here which compels me to check it out, if only to see how far Carrey will take the role.

DARK CRIMES will be released on April 19th on DirecTV before landing in limited theaters/On Demand on May 18, 2018.

Source: Saban Films

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