Netflix has released the first trailer for their latest documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton (quite the title). Chris Smith’s fascinating exploration into Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.
Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Milos Foreman’s Man On The Moon, in which the documentary edits together to showcase Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman over the course of four months.
Check out the first trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton below:
“Universal didn’t want the footage we took behind the scenes to surface so people wouldn’t think I was an a**hole,” he can be heard in the trailer. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channeling Andy and broadly the spiritual journey of his career.
The actor earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton is produced by VICE Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary division from VICE Media, and the film hits Netflix on November 17th. Definitely, check it out.