Last Summer we warned you that Morgan Creek was developing a third Ace Ventura: Pet Detective film. And now moviehole has gotten word on Jim Carrey’s replacement. Drumroll please. The new Ace Ventura is…. Josh Flitter! Wait, who? That was my response. Josh has been a side character in a bunch of recent movies. He was Robin William’s young minister helper in License to Wed. He was Nancy Drew‘s young friend Corky. He was also in The Greatest Game Ever Played and Big Momma’s House 2. Not a very good track record. You would probably remember him as the short kinda chubby loudmouth kid.
So you’re probably asking yourself “how could this fat kid replace Jim Carrey?” Well, the new movie is tentatively titled Ace Ventura Jr., and will center on the “eccentric detective’s son, who steps into his father’s shoes to take over the family business.” Sounds like a bad idea to me. David Mickey Evans (The Sandlot, The Final Season) is directing. We’ll try to forget this ever happened.