It’s likely that all fans of Dumb and Dumber needed to know about Dumb and Dumber To in order to be on board with it is that brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly would be back to direct and Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey would be back to star as the film’s idiotic heroes, Harry and Lloyd. Some additional casting announcements that happened today have given us a bit more of an idea of what this sequel’s story is going to be about though, just in case you’re the sort of person who would worry about plot and whatnot.
The first bit of news was broken by Deadline, who revealed that Walking Dead actress Laurie Holden is going to join the film in what was called the female lead of the film. The role will see her playing a character named Adele Pichlow who is described as being the well-to-do wife of a doctor and who is said to have some sort of evil scheme up her sleeve which involves the exploitation of our blissfully clueless protagonists.
THR then jumped in and expanded the story a bit, making the correction that Holden’s character is not in fact the female lead, but instead just a featured role, and adding that Steve Tom (The Guilt Trip) has also been cast as the Holden character’s husband, Dr. Pichlow, and Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) has been cast as their step-daughter, Penny. Apparently whatever evil Adele is up to impacts the lives of her family as well as the lives of Harry and Lloyd. Also, they mentioned that the main thrust of the film’s plot involves Harry and Lloyd once again taking a road trip, this time to acquire a kidney transplant for Harry’s illegitimate daughter, so it sounds like there are going to be plenty of days that need to be inadvertently saved in this one.
This new trio of actors joins the already-cast Kathleen Turner, who’s playing the character of Fraida Felcher (the legendary hose-hound from Cranston), Cam Neely, who’s reprising his role as the hot-tempered Sea Bass, and Brady Bluhm, who will once again be playing the blind boy from next door, Billy. There has not yet been any word on whether or not there will be another puppy van in this new film, but—oh man—would it be sad if there isn’t.