Though a box office flop – 1999’s Andy Kaufman biopic Man On The Moon, directed by Milos Forman, is well remembered for star Jim Carrey’s turn as his idol and the legendary SNL performer. With critics praising the actor for his portrayal, however not being enamoured as such with the film itself. Carrey would later pick up a Golden Globe for the performance.
Today, Netflix have unveiled the first trailer at the documentary film, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Which explores the the long withheld behind the scenes footage of the making of the film – shining a light on Carrey’s wild method acting approach to the role. That in turn caused a troublesome, and chaotic production for those involved. On viewing the trailer, it shows promise of an absorbing and insightful piece.
The documentary, directed by Chris Smith (American Movie) and produced by Spike Jonze – was officially selected for both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals this year, and has been lauded by outlets as ‘provocative’ and ‘fascinating’.
In 1999, Jim Carrey portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon.” For twenty years, the behind-the-scenes footage has been withheld…until now. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton premieres 17th November, only on Netflix.
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