Gondry Tackling ‘Ripley’s’? Don’t Believe It

One of the more interesting projects out there is a whimsical adaptation of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” the classic anthology of amazing discoveries and questionable facts. Long-attached to the film was director Tim Burton, with Jim Carrey set to play the intrepid explorer in the title role. Recently, however, Burton ditched the production, leaving its future in serious doubt.

Enter the rumor mill. According to one story sweeping the Internet, famed auteur Michel Gondry has been in talks to take over from Burton, reuniting the helmer with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” actor. On its face, the pairing would make sense, given the propensity for Gondry to tackle quirky films like “Ripley’s.” Seems like a lock, right? Well, not quite. Reached for comment, Gondry’s publicist assured MTV News that the rumors are, to put it bluntly, “untrue.” So is this the final word? Sadly, that’d appear to be the case.

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