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 Riggle. Dumb and Dumber To opens November 14th.
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.
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.
Though production is already underway in Atlanta, the cast continues to fill out for Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s sequel Dumb and Dumber To. Jim 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 Holden. Dumb 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.]
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.
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.
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.
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 To. Jeff 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 Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field also star in the May 2, 2014 release directed by Marc Webb.
See the photos after the jump.
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.
While the long-awaited sequel to one new comedy classic is finally poised to hit theaters this December with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, another highly anticipated follow-up is also finally moving forward. After a year or so of stops and starts regarding a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, it was announced last night that Dumb and Dumber To has secured financing and distribution at last, with production looking to get underway as early as this fall. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both reprise their roles from the 1994 film, and writers/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly are back as well.
Though the Farrelly brothers previously teased a few plot details regarding the follow-up, Peter Farrelly went on the Nerdist podcast and talked a bit more extensively about what Dumb and Dumber To entails, also addressing how difficult it has been to get this thing made. Moreover, he revealed that the film will likely hit theaters next summer. Hit the jump to read on.
Since October of last year, The Farrelly Brothers have planned on making a sequel to Dumb and Dumber their next film. However, this past June, Jim Carrey dropped out of the project with the actor saying he was “frustrated” by the lack of enthusiasm on the part of Warner Bros (details later surfaced that he was also frustrated by the payday he would have received). Despite Carrey’s lack of participation, the sequel still appears to be going forward with the Farrellys tweeting [via Vulture], “You also might be interested to know that we are almost done with the Dumb and Dumber To (sic) script. I think you’re going to like it.”
As for the plot details, the Farrellys said last month that the movie will revolve around either Harry or Lloyd possibly having sired a child, and then needing to find the child so they can get a kidney replacement.
If you have been on the edge of your seat for the last 18 years hoping for a sequel to 1994′s Farrelly Brothers‘ comedy Dumb and Dumber, your time has come. Maybe. And you should consider getting out more. The Brothers Farrelly have long expressed a desire to make a follow-up to their original film, which starred Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as good-natured but moronic friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
One of the major holdups in getting the project rolling was Jim Carrey who, perhaps rightly, expressed too much hesitation at the idea of a sequel at all (after his experience with Ace Venture: When Nature Calls, Carrey did not appear in sequels for his other projects). As more details surfaced, though, it appeared that Carrey’s hesitation had more to do with studio compensation for the sequel rather than the overall idea of a follow-up. With the Farrelly Brothers themselves set to write and direct and Jeff Daniels already expressing interest, it seems the project is back on. For more on the potential plot, hit the jump.
Before he starred in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels was best known as the dumb (or dumber) half of Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. It’s nice to see that Daniels has embraced his intellectual side as well as his absurdly ignorant side, but it’s looking like he might return to form alongside Jim Carrey in a Dumb and Dumber sequel next year. At a recent Television Critics Association panel for The Newsroom, Daniels addressed the progress of the sequel, why there has been a delay and when the project might shoot. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
In October, we reported that Jim Carrey was set to reteam with co-star Jeff Daniels for the sequel Dumb and Dumber To, but that apparently won’t be the case. According to ETonline, Carrey has decided not to reprise his role as Lloyd Christmas. The actor was reportedly “frustrated” by the lack of enthusiasm on the part of Warner Bros. “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer,” Carrey said in a statement to ETonline, “after all it’s implied in the title.” Original writer-directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly were going to produce and direct the sequel with Sean Anders (That’s My Boy) and John Morris co-writing the script.
Hit the jump for more.
This weekend is the press junket for the raunchy and outrageous comedy That’s My Boy, in which Adam Sandler plays Donny Berger, the screw-up who became a teenage parent when his smoking hot teacher gave birth to his child while in jail. While Collider was there, we got the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with director Sean Anders (Sex Drive), to talk about his involvement with the film and what he’ll be working on next.
We’ll run what he had to say about collaborating with Adam Sandler and how crazy the improvisation got on set closer to the film’s June 15th release, but we did want to share what he had to say about signing on to write and direct Three Mississippi (with partner John Morris), about two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated, the possibility of a Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler pairing for the film, and the status of the Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jim Carrey. Check out what he had to say after the jump.