Dumb and Dumber To

Few will be able to say they played a part in the cultural revolution known simply as Dumb and Dumber To. But only one man – Rob Riggle - will be able to say it twice. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Daily Show correspondent has been cast in a dual role in the upcoming sequel, portraying both a handyman named Travis and his twin brother Captain Lippencott. Twin characters all but guarantee some kind of gag where Harry and Lloyd mistake one Riggle for the other, with extra-hilarious results. And the title of “Captain” may imply that Harry and Lloyd will be on the run from the police, which would make sense given what we know about the story so far. The sequel will see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels‘ dimwitted duo searching for Daniels’ long-lost child, and forced to contend with a bloodthirsty Laurie Holden for some reason. But, considering that this is Dumb and Dumber To, Riggle’s character might just as easily be a naval captain or a lunatic who thinks he’s a spaceship pilot. No matter what type of captain this Lippencott really is, his is one of the last major roles left to be cast in the film. That means Dumb and Dumber To will soon be upon us. Prepare yourselves for the glorious golden age that will soon follow.

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Fans of the bowl cut, rejoice! The first pictures of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, haircuts and all, in Dumb and Dumber To have hit the net, thanks to the combined Tweeting efforts of Carrey, Daniels, and whoever is in charge of the film’s official Twitter page. We can all rest easy knowing that Carrey and Daniels haven’t lost their ability to look deranged and to sport unpleasant hairdos, and that their inventive comic genius is still going strong (look closely, and you may realize the book they’re reading…is actually upside down!). But one thing that hasn’t been addressed yet is how Dumb and Dumber To will handle a Harry and Lloyd that have aged twenty years. As young men, they looked like buffoons. As wizened elders, they’ve adopted more of a serial killer-y vibe. Hopefully the film will take that into account. View them below in all their sweet, stupid glory.

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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.

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Dumb and Dumber is one of those comedies that was such a success that it became part of the fabric of our cultural humor. And by culture we’re not talking about today’s modern, Twitter culture, where jokes get appropriated by hipster types, ran into the ground, and then forgotten all in a manner of days. Dumb and Dumber dug so deep into our culture that it hit the middlest parts of Middle America, and it remained a lingering presence for such a long time that you can still occasionally go into coffee shops and bars and hear people making references to the film using phrases like “Excuse me, Flo,” “Kick his ass, Sea Bass,” and “So, you’re telling me there’s a chance?” Dumb and Dumber came out in 1994. That’s a heck of a long time for people to be quoting a movie. But, despite how deeply loved the film is, a proper sequel is something that has still yet to happen. Its directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, have been talking about making one for a whole lot of years, but it’s only been in recent months that a sequel that brings back the brother duo as well as both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels has been confirmed, and then been rushed toward a fall start date. Really, the involvement of the filmmakers and the stars is the only thing we’ve known about Dumb and Dumber To up until this point though—which has felt strange. Fortunately, that situation has now […]

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“So you’re telling me there’s a chance?”  In a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jeff Daniels confirmed that the long-awaited sequel to 1994’s Dumb & Dumber will finally start shooting this fall, just in time for a release for the film’s 20th anniversary. Dumb & Dumber To has been in the works for quite some time, but the Farelly Brothers-helmed film ran into conflict when New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. decided to pass on the film; Universal Pictures and Red Granite Pictures then stepped in to save the day. Though the details of the plot are still a mystery, Daniels dished to Jimmy Fallon about the hilarity of seeing himself and Jim Carrey play their iconic characters twenty years later. “I’ve seen the script,” Daniels said. “It’s hysterical. We’re middle-aged, we’re not pretending we aren’t. We’re middle-aged and we’re still that stupid.”

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What is Casting Couch? Your daily dose of casting news. Today we’ve, of course, got the latest name to be confirmed for the Veronica Mars movie, as well as some info about the casting process for Star Wars: Episode VII. They’ve been talking about putting together a sequel to Dumb and Dumber for quite some time now. The project has seen its share of ups and downs, however, and many people have probably started to think that it’s just one of those things that’s never going to happen. A new report from Deadline claims that those fears are unfounded though. They’re reporting that Dumb and Dumber To has just landed in the lap of Universal, and not only are Peter and Bobby Farrelly on board to direct and do a re-write of the current script, but both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are on board to reprise their roles of Harry and Lloyd, as well. And more than that even, this is said to be a movie that’s been put on the fast track, so it should see scheduling starting soon. That all sounds pretty official, right?

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Dakota Fanning

It might sound creepy to hear that a fresh-faced, young actress like Dakota Fanning has been cast as the romantic interest of a crag-faced, old dude like Kevin Kline in a movie, but you have to understand that The Last of Robin Hood needs two actors with a huge age gap between them because it’s telling the real-life story of honest-to-God creep Errol Flynn. The film will be about the final years of Flynn’s life, when he was between the ages of 48 and 50 and carrying on with young actress Beverly Aadland, who was between the ages of 15 and 17. Susan Sarandon will be playing Florence Aadland, Beverly’s mother, who wrote a book that called Flynn out as being a statutory rapist. Sounds like a charming film? [via Deadline]

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