The making of Miloš Forman's 1999 film Man On The Moon was infamously fraught behind-the-scenes, with star Jim Carrey going full-method in portraying his idol, comedian Andy Kaufman. And there was a good reason why there's never been any footage from the production released before now: "Universal didn't want the footage we took behind the scenes to surface so that people wouldn't think I was an asshole," Carrey explains.

Now, a documentary about the making of the movie, using over 100 hours of footage (mostly shot by Kaufman's former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, and writing partner Bob Zmuda) of Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman during the four month shoot, is coming out on Netflix. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, directed by Chris Smith (The Yes Men) and produced by Spike Jonze, will be released on November 17th.

And based on the glimpses below, Carrey (who won a Golden Globe for his performance in the movie) truly never broke character, like he believes his hero would have wanted: "I was thinking, 'How far should I take this?'" Carrey says. "How far would Andy take it?"