Carrey to Star in '6 Million Dollar Man'

Jim Carrey will star in a film based on the '70s TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man," to be written and directed by Todd Phillips, Dimension Films announced.

"The teaming of Jim and Todd is a perfect creative combination to launch the 'Six Billion Dollar Man' franchise, Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein said in a statement Tuesday. "Todd is a director with proven instincts and Jim is a superstar."

According to the studio, "the combination of Carrey and Phillips led to a fresh, hilarious take on the potential franchise."

Lee Majors starred as Col. Steve Austin in the action-adventure series, which ran from 1974-78.

Phillips directed "Old School" and "Road Trip," and is now working on the movie version of "Starsky & Hutch."

Carrey's films include "Bruce Almighty," "The Truman Show" and "Man on the Moon."