Jim Carrey Plays an Obsessed Cop Accused of Assault in 'Dark Crimes' Clip (Exclusive)

ET has a first look at the R-rated thriller, in which Carrey plays a police officer willing to go to any length to solve a murder.

"Officer Tadek, the man in charge of the investigation, verbally assaulted me on numerous occasions," famed author Krystov Kozlov (Marton Csokas) tells press waiting on the steps of a police station in this exclusive clip from Dark Crimes. "He threatened to beat me and then he wanted to throw me from the third floor window and say that I committed suicide. His words were, 'Two seconds and it's done.'"

In the R-rated thriller, from director Alexandros Avranas, Tadek is played by Jim Carrey, an officer hell-bent on solving a murder that appears plucked from the pages of one of Kozlov's novels. Which is why, when Kozlov reveals his intentions to sue Tadek, he retreats to the station bathroom where he angrily kicks a garbage can and tries to compose himself, only for an underling to interrupt him: "Sir, they want to see you upstairs,"

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Watch the trailer for Dark Crimes:

Here is the movie's full synopsis:

"When police officer Tadek (Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlov, Tadek begins to track Kozlov and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex-club worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg). As his obsession with Kozlov grows, Tadek descends into a deadly underworld of sex, lies, and corruption to find the shocking, deadly truth."

Dark Crimes is now available exclusively on DIRECTV and in theaters and On Demand on May 18.