Poor Jim Carrey. His 2013 looked so promising. But The Incredible Burt Wonderstone flopped. Then, citing the Sandy Hook tragedy, the rubber-faced comedian publicly distanced himself from Kick-Ass 2, a move that was puzzling at best, pompously destructive at worst.
He needs to end the year on a bang. He’s appearing in the Anchorman sequel, but also he’s throwing his energy behind…an inspirational children’s book.
Written by Carrey, How Roland Rolls will be released on September 24 and include a four-song EP. According to AceShowbiz.com, “the book tells the story of a wave named Roland, who is afraid that he will die when he hits the beach.”
An enhanced e-book will be released on November 19. The EP will also be available on iTunes.
The site includes a statement from Carrey, who makes the book sound like a kid-friendly version of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. So, yeah…That could be fun? Maybe?
“When I was a child, my parents were smokers and I had a deep fear that they would pass … and then what would happen to me? I think that’s a common fear for children – the fear of loss. It’s an early existential crisis, if you will. But when we realize that beneath the surface of things – the activities of our lives – we are all connected, all one energy, that fear of loss gets softened. At times, it disappears entirely. At least that’s been true for me.”
It’s official: Jim Carrey has become the guitar-playing hipster philosopher we wanted to strangle in college. The sequel to Dumb and Dumber can’t come soon enough.