Jim Carrey is putting his comedic chops aside as he takes on the role of Tadek, a police officer, in the thriller Dark Crimes.
Dark Crimes has released its official trailer that features Carrey's character take on a murder case. The actor gives life to his character with a grim-faced determination. He even adapts an accent for his role.
The trailer opens with women crawling on all fours in what appears to be an underground sex club. Then, Carrey's character receives a warning to be careful after he volunteers to take on the case. He follows the trail leading to the suspect and ends up getting too close for his own good.
The trailer paints Tadek as a police officer bent on finding the truth about an unsolved murder. The detective thriller revolves around Tadek's obsession with the case. He goes on to look for proof that Krystov Kozlow (Marton Csokas), a novelist, is involved with the murder. Tadek believes Kozlow is a murderer after he found similarities between the unsolved murder and a crime outlined in the author's book.
Tadek starts on a solo mission to solve the case and becomes too absorbed with the investigation. He starts to track down Kozlow and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex club worker, portrayed by Charlotte Gainsbourg. His thirst for uncovering the truth leads to an underworld of lies, sex, and corruption.
"Every city hides an underworld. Every crime reveals a story," reads the tagline of the film.
Apparently, Tadek becomes so engrossed with the case that he begins to lose focus on other important things. He even begins to forget who he is.
Based On Actual Events
Dark Crimes is based on an actual murder mystery. The screenplay, written by Jeremy Brock, is inspired by the homicide investigation where a novelist was involved in a businessman's murder. RatPac Entertainment's Kasia Nabialczyk, Michael Aguilar, James Packer, and Bron Capital Partners' Patrick Murray executive produced the film.
Dark Crimes marks the first time Carrey took on a lead role in four years. This is also the first time that the actor portrayed on a serious and dramatic character. Carrey is well-known for his comedic roles in Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber, to name a few.
Dark Crimes will air on DirectTV on April 19. The movie will also hit limited theatres on May 11.