Carrey will play a Frenchman hired to transport a stolen painting from Paris to London, reports Deadline.
Juno helmer Jason Reitman was originally due to helm the movie for studio Fox Atomic. The project later went to Charles after the firm closed down.
A studio has not yet signed on to back the venture, written by Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton.
Further casting announcements or a scheduled production start date for the film have not been reported.