Nicolas Cage Loves Jim Carrey's Weird New Book, But Tom Cruise Might Punch Him

Posted on June 30 2020 @ 13:06 PM BST

Veteran comedy actor Jim Carrey has set his sights on a new career as a novelist. The star of many 90's and early 2000's comedies has written a semi-autobiographical novel titled Memoirs and Misinformation, co-written with Mergers and Acquisitions author Dana Vachon. In an interview with Indiewire, Carrey explained why writing a full-on autobiography would have been a boring choice for him:

In the novel's mixed world of reality and fiction, the central character of Jim Carrey is a jaded movie star whose wealth and privilege are steadily cutting him off from the real world. After a string of jobs taken purely for the paycheck, Carrey finally gets a chance at a meaty role, the realization of which takes the character on a whirlwind journey across Hollywood.

In that journey, Carrey meets a string of characters that are fictionalized versions of actual stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicolas Cage, and Anthony Hopkins. Carrey personally sent all the actors letters of explanation as to their appearance in his novel, and they responded positively, particularly Cage.

However, there is one actor who might have a bone to pick with Carrey over his inclusion in the novel. A pastiche of Tom Cruise appears in the narrative referred to as "Laser Jack Lighting" for legal purposes. While Carrey says the parody is all in good fun, he's not sure Cruise will end up loving it:

While the world will have to wait to find out Cruise's reaction to the character of 'Laser Jack Lighting', Memoirs and Misinformation is slated for release on July 7. An audiobook version of the novel features the voice of Carrey's "Dumb and Dumber" co-star Jeff Daniels. This news comes from Indiewire.