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Transparently Chevy

Will it be genremeister John Carpenter directing Chevy Chase in “The Memoirs of an Invisible Man,” based on the 1987 Harry Saint novel, for which Warner Bros. paid a reported $1.3 million? That’s the word from sources close to the project, which is expected to begin shooting in the fall.

Described to us as “a slightly quirky, dark comedy,” the film will be devoid of the usual broad gags Chase is known for. It has Chase playing a sophisticated NYC securities analyst, rendered invisible by an industrial accident.

“What happens afterward is humorous,” says a source. “But there’s also a serious theme. . . . Chevy will discover that, in a sense, he’s been invisible all along--because his life lacked love, and substance.”

Dana Olsen and Robert Collector scripted. Bruce Bodner, Chase’s partner, will produce.

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