Los Angeles - Jim Carrey is set to star in a Bruce Almighty sequel.
Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel have been asked by Universal to
write a script for the film which would see Jim reprise his role from
the 2003 movie where he played Bruce Nolan, a down-on-his-luck TV
reporter who complains about God too often and is then given powers in
order to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.
Jim has previously spoken of his desire to film a sequel to the
movie - which was a huge hit in 2003 - saying: "We're talking about
maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking
about Bruce Almighty and we're talking about maybe another Dumb and Dumber."
is unclear if Morgan Freeman will reprise his role as God or if
Jennifer Aniston, who played Bruce's girlfriend Grace Connelly, will
return for the new film.
A spin-off called Evan Almighty, featuring Steve Carell's character Evan Baxter, was released in 2007.
Steve and Jim are set to star together next in Burt Wonderstone with Jim playing a street magician who upstages a Las Vegas illusionist (Steve) after he fires his partner.
Burt Wonderstone is set to be directed by Don Scardino, with Tyler Mitchell in line to write the story.