First Trailer Lands For Jim Carrey Comedy-Drama ‘Kidding’, Coming To Sky Atlantic In November
US network Showtime has released the first trailer for Jim Carrey’s upcoming comedy-drama ‘Kidding‘, which will come to Sky Atlantic in November.
In his first serialised role in over two decades, and his first collaboration with director Michel Gondry since ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, Jim Carrey stars in a new comedy-drama as children’s TV star Mr Pickles (or Jeff, off-screen). He’s an American icon, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to countless impressionable young minds, and the anchor of a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when Jeff’s family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale, fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
Carrey is joined by Frank Langella (‘Frost/Nixon’, ‘The Americans’) as Seb, Jeff’s executive producer, who is so concerned with the star’s mental state he’s working on how to continue ‘Mr. Pickles Puppet Time’ without the titular “Mr Pickles”. Other cast includes Catherine Keener (‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Capote’) as head puppet maker Deirdre, Judy Greer (‘It’s Always Sunny…’, ‘Casual’) as Jill, Jeff’s estranged wife, Cole Allen (‘Professor Isle’s Laboratory’) who plays their son, Will.
‘Kidding‘ is set to come to Sky Atlantic in November 2018. Exact day/time to be confirmed.