After wowing audiences at the Venice Film Festival, documentary Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond is about to land on Netflix.
Directed by Chris Smith, the film follows Jim Carrey's intense preparatory efforts to morph into Andy Kaufman for Man of the Moon, Miloš Forman's 1999 movie about the comic.
The documentary is made up of over 100 hours of footage taken during shooting and includes interviews with Jim Carrey as he prepares for the part. The actor famously took a serious method acting approach to the role, asking everyone on set to call him Andy.
He even remained in character during a two-hour phone call with Ron Howard about their film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He's since spoken about how he was driven "psychotic" at times playing the comedian.
Carrey, known for a series of cult roles in The Mask (1994), Ace Ventura (1994) The Truman Show (1998) recently spoke about his performance in Man of the Moon during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating:
"The true author of the project is Andy and his genius, the fact that he committed so completely to what he did, really made that possible and made it essential for me to lose myself. I don’t feel like I made the film at all. I feel like Andy made the film."
We're guessing Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond will officially join the Netflix catalog within the next few months.