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ROLE CALL: Jim Carrey at the 'Bijou'

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May 08, 2001 | 4:19am EDT

Jim Carrey redeemed? The "Me, Myself & Irene" star is looking to play the lead in the romantic comedy "Bijou," Daily Variety reports.

Directed by Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile"), it's about a young amnesiac who is mistaken for the estranged son of a local movie theater owner. Whatever that means.

JACKSON CHANGES 'LANES': Variety also says that Samuel L. Jackson is close to joining Ben Affleck in "Changing Lanes."

NO MORE BARD: The Shakespearean-minded Kenneth Branagh will star in the low-budget "Rabbit-Proof Fence," The Hollywood Reporter says. The historical drama follows three aboriginal girls who escaped from Australian authorities after being taken from their families in 1931.

Johnny Depp TOP ‘AMERICAN’: Sydney Pollack has signed on to produce "The Quiet American" starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser, Daily Variety says.

OF A GHOSTLY DIMENSION: Dimension Films will co-finance the $75 million adaptation of Marvel Comics’ "Ghost Rider," Daily Variety columnist Michael Fleming informs us. The studio is said to be baiting Johnny Depp for the lead.

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