Peter and Bobby Farrelly Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, the First Film’s Cult Classic Status, Their 3 Hour and 40 Minute First Cut, Directing on Their Own and More

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In Dumb and Dumber To, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and as dumb as ever.  It’s been exactly 20 years and Lloyd has to get snapped out of the comatose state that he’s been in, so that the two best friends can go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, in order to help him with the kidney transplant that he desperately needs.  The zany sequel also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom.

At the film’s press day, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why Dumb and Dumber is thought of as a cult classic, why people feel so fondly about two lovable idiots, whether they ever got close to doing this sequel at any other point in time, over the 20 years since the first film, how much they’ve learned about filmmaking since their three hour and 40 minute first cut of the original film (and the disastrous screening they had of that cut), the deleted storylines that will probably be on the DVD, why they don’t like extended cuts, doing unconventional commentary, their experience shooting on digital, and their desire to direct films on their own next.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, How Carrey Made the Sequel Happen, the Fan Appeal, Returning to the Characters, and More

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In Dumb and Dumber To, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and as dumb as ever.  It’s been exactly 20 years and Lloyd has to get snapped out of the comatose state that he’s been in, so that the two best friends can go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, in order to help him with the kidney transplant that he desperately needs.  The zany sequel also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels talked about catching up with Lloyd and Harry, 20 years later, that this sequel was really fan-driven, getting back into the mind-set of these characters, why these characters are special, working with Kathleen Turner, and where these characters might be in another 20 years.  Jim Carrey also talked about which other movie he would have liked to have done a sequel for.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Watch 5 New Clips from DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Plus Over 15 Images Tease Further Shenanigans from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

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Universal Pictures has released a batch of new Dumb and Dumber To clips as well as some new images from directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s upcoming comedy sequel.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the original, as Jim Carrey’s Lloyd and Jeff Daniels’ Harry set off on a road trip in order to find a child Harry never knew he had.  Comedy sequels are very hard to pull off.  The problem with many of them is that they rely too heavily on revisiting jokes that worked well in the first movie, resulting in something that feels tired or too familiar.  There look to be some callbacks to the first Dumb and Dumber in this sequel (Brad Bluhm returns as Billy “Pretty Bird”, for one), but I’m hoping that they’re limited to a minimum.  Carrey and Daniels appear to be having a lot of fun reprising their roles, and I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing them goof off together onscreen once again.

Hit the jump to check out the Dumb and Dumber To clips and images.  The film also stars Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin, and Steve TomDumb and Dumber To opens in theaters on November 14th.

New DUMB AND DUMBER TO International Trailer Is Just as Comically Stupid with French Subtitles

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A new Dumb and Dumb To international trailer has gone online, and it’s about as intentionally idiotic as you’d expect.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip in order to find the child Harry never knew he had.  There are a few bits of footage that weren’t in the domestic trailer, and I think the movie could be entertaining.  I don’t know if it will be as funny as the original (comedy sequels rarely are), but I’ve already gotten some good laughs from these trailers.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dumb and Dumber To trailer.  The film opens November 14th, and also stars Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rob Riggle.

First DUMB AND DUMBER TO Trailer: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Are Back [Updated with Images]

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Universal Pictures has released the first Dumb and Dumber To trailer for directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s comedy sequel.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip in order to find the child Harry never knew he had.  As it turns out, that child is a daughter, and that daughter is quite attractive, enough to stir long-dormant feelings of love in Lloyd’s poor dumb heart.  There’s a whole range of comedy on display here, from dumb, to dumber, to downright gross, but it’s exactly what you might expect from the Farrellys. I just wasn’t quite expecting them to go … there.

Dumb and Dumber To also stars Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin, and Steve Tom, and opens November 14th.  Hit the jump to watch the first Dumb and Dumber To trailer. [Update: We've also added some new images from the film after the jump.]

New Poster for DUMB AND DUMBER TO; First Trailer Premieres Tonight

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It only took twenty years, but this November we’re finally seeing a sequel to Dumb & Dumber.  The simple premise for the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, has Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had.  The road trip premise structure served the first movie well, so I assume it will work a second time around.  At the very least, it looks like the guys were able to get the Shaggin’ Wagon back.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dumb and Dumber To poster; the first trailer will be released tonight on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  The film opens November 14th, and also stars Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rob Riggle.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Are Gleefully Stupid in First Official Image from DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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Comedy sequels are very tricky to pull off, but directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly will be giving it their best shot with the follow-up Dumb and Dumber To this fall.  The first official image from the film has been released online, and I can’t stop laughing because it’s just so dumb—which is the point.  Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles from the 1994 film as Lloyd and Harry set out on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had.  It’s a simple premise, but the real promise of this film is seeing Carrey and Daniels back in the roles that helped launched them to superstardom.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Laurie Holden and Rob RiggleDumb and Dumber To opens November 14th.

2014 Blockbuster Preview: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTERSTELLAR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 22 JUMP STREET, and More

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It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to.  There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties.  Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months.  Read on after the jump.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO Set for November 14, 2014 Release

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Universal Pictures has set a firm release date for the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To.  The pic will open in theaters on November 14, 2014, where it will square off directly against the Brad Pitt fronted WWII actioner Fury.  It will also face considerable competition the following weekend where The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will be unleashed just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both return for the Dumb and Dumber follow-up, which also sees Peter and Bobby Farrelly back in the director’s chairs.  The official logline is as follows:

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To.  The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.

Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) and Rob Riggle also star, with a few surprise cameos planned as well.

Rob Riggle to Play Twins in DUMB AND DUMBER TO; Oscar-Winning Actress Set for Secret Cameo

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Though production is already underway in Atlanta, the cast continues to fill out for Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s sequel Dumb and Dumber ToJim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles from the 1994 comedy classic in a story that finds them searching for Harry’s long-lost daughter in the hopes of having her donate a kidney.  In the past few days, we’ve seen that the follow-up will feature returns from Billy (pretty bird, pretty bird) and possibly Sea Bass (kick his ass!), but THR reports that Rob Riggle is also poised to join the cast as two new characters.  Riggle will play twins, “a handyman named Travis and his unstable brother, Captain Lippencott.”

Other actors onboard to play new characters in the follow-up include Kathleen Turner, Rachel Melvn, Steve Tom, and female lead Laurie HoldenDumb and Dumber To is headed towards a likely summer 2014 release. [Update: Now word has come that a very popular Oscar winner has shot a secret cameo in the film.  If you want to know who it is, hit the jump.]

Kick His Ass, Sea Bass! Cam Neely Rumored to Return for DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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Dumb and Dumber To is showing some love to minor characters from the original.  Yesterday, we got a photo of a grown-up Brady Bluhm, who played the blind Billy in 4C.  Today, JimCarreyOnline.com is reporting that former Bruins right wing Cam Neely will be reprising his role as angry trucker Sea Bass.   The site is also reporting there are rumors swirling around that fellow Bruin Milan Lucic could make an appearance as Sea Bass’ son.

Filming on Dumber and Dumber To is underway with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning to play Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, respectively.  Laurie Holden is set to co-star as the female lead.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunited in First Images from the Set of DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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It’s really happening, you guys.  Production is underway on the sequel to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s 1994 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber, and the first images of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back in character have been revealed by none other than Carrey himself.  It’s pretty amazing that, nearly 20 years later, those costumes and haircuts bring Harry and Lloyd right back like they never left.  Carrey and Daniels look excellent, and I really can’t wait to see this thing in theaters.  The Farrelly brothers return to direct, the story picks up in Rhode Island 18 years after the events of the first film, and The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden recently landed the female lead.

Hit the jump to check out the first images.  Dumb and Dumber To is poised to arrive in theaters sometime in 2014.

“Blurred Lines” Model Emily Ratajkowski Joins Fincher’s GONE GIRL, Lily Rabe Set for MOCKINGJAY, and Laurie Holden Lands DUMB AND DUMBER TO Lead

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We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this morning.  Briefly:

  • Model/actress Emily Ratajkowski, who appeared in the buzz-about music video for “Blurred Lines,” is set to play Andie opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
  • American Horror Story actress Lily Rabe has been cast as Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.
  • The Walking Dead actress Laurie Holden will be playing the female lead in the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To opposite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
  • Actor Riz Ahmed (Four Lions) will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.

Twitter Photo Teases for DUMB AND DUMBER TO and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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A couple sequel teases popped up on Twitter today:

  • Jim Carrey tweeted a photo of Lloyd Christmas’ crooked, chipped teeth from the set of Dumb and Dumber ToJeff Daniels co-stars in the Farrelly Brothers‘ picture.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 uploaded a still of a policeman standing in smoke and fire, the Electro (Jamie Foxx).  Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Felicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally Field also star in the May 2, 2014 release directed by Marc Webb.

See the photos after the jump.

Jeff Daniels Says Filming on DUMB AND DUMBER TO Scheduled to Begin in September; “We’re Middle-Aged and We’re Still That Stupid”

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After a string of flops, the Farrelly Brothers‘ will return to one of their most popular films by finally going ahead with Dumb and Dumber To.  The sequel has had its ups and downs, especially with Jim Carrey’s frustration with Warner Bros. letting the project linger in development hell.  Universal eventually picked up the rights, Carrey and co-star Jeff Daniels will return, and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Daniels said they’re scheduled to start filming in September.  As we previously reported, the movie is on track for a summer 2014 release, which would mark the 20th anniversary of the original’s release.  “I’ve seen the script. It’s hysterical,” Daniels told Fallon. “We’re middle-aged, we’re not pretending we aren’t. We’re middle-aged and we’re still that stupid.”  While I’m sure Carrey will be great, I’m particularly excited to see Daniels return to the moronic Harry Dunne, especially since his most recent roles have been more on the dramatic side.

Hit the jump to check out the interview.

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