Let's hope acting assignment isn't too tough

Friday, October 12, 2007

Cornhusker fans will get a bonus with their ticket to the Nebraska-Oklahoma State football game Saturday.

It's a chance to star in Jim Carrey's next movie, "Yes Man," due out in theaters in 2009.

In the romantic comedy, Carrey's character, who's recently divorced, turns his life around when he challenges himself to say "yes" to every opportunity that he's presented. After a "yes" at a random airport counter, he finds himself in Lincoln.

It may be no accident that crews will film at Memorial Stadium, including the Cornhusker Marching Band, the tunnel walk and crowd reactions. Darrel Zanuck, father of Oscar-winning producer Richard Zanuck, was a Wahoo native and a major Hollywood figure. Richard Zanuck won the Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy," another producer involved in Carrey's film did the Harry Potter movies and the director recently did "The Break-Up" starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

Film crews also will be shooting the balloon launch and other scenes around Lincoln during the one-day shoot.

"We're hoping fans will really show their Husker spirit for the cameras," Dave Fitzgibbon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokesman said.

After last week's game, we hope NU fans don't find the acting assignment is too much of a stretch.

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