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Casting Net: Jeff Daniels in talks for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

• Another big name has been launched into consideration for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Emmy winner Jeff Daniels is the latest actor in talks to join Matt Damon in the movie about a stranded astronaut struggling to survive. Daniels would play the NASA director dealing with the crisis back on Earth. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara may also star in the film written by Drew Goddard (World War Z) and adapted from the self-published book of the same name by Andy Weir. [THR]

• Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston, and Clea DuVall have signed on for Fresno, joining its stars Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne. The comedy, from Jamie Babbit, follows two sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno. Gamechanger Films is financing in association with Leeden Media, Lakeview Productions, and TALU Productions. Mynette Louie, Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, and Wendy Ettinger are executive producing. [Variety]

• Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden will face off against Idris Elba in the action-thriller Bastille Day. Written by Andrew Baldwin, the film follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative forced to make a young American man “disappear” after he becomes the prime suspect in an attack on the Paris metro. James Watkins (The Woman in Black) is directing for Focus Features. [Variety]

• Nikki Reed (Twilight), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings), and Joe Jonas will all star in The Highway is for Gamblers. Wright will play Heidi, who uncovers dark secrets and violence while searching for her missing friend, rodeo queen Jane (Reed). Writer/director Alexandra McGuiness (Lotus Eaters) is at the helm on the project going into production next month in California. [Deadline]

• Actor and musician Tyson Ritter has signed on for the dramedy Miss You Already opposite Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. The All-American Rejects frontman and Parenthood actor will play a young love interest to one of the ladies in the film about two best friends struggling to balance their everyday lives with each other. Dominic CooperPaddy Considine and Jacqueline Bisset will also star in the film directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) from a script written by Morwenna Banks. [Deadline]

• Universal has bought a pitch from Ice Cube to star and produce in a high-concept, big-idea comedy set in Colorado titled Rocky Mountain High. The Ride Along and Friday star is producing with his longtime manager Jeff Kwatinetz and Beau Flynn and if successful, the new film could turn into yet another franchise for the rapper turned actor. [Deadline]

• Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu has landed a major role opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5. No details have been given about the role, but the Rush Hour 3 actress has already begun filming the sequel under the direction of Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in London. [Variety]

• The Blind Side‘s Quinton Aaron, Edi Gathegi (Twilight Saga) and Gillian Zinser (90201) will all star in Halfway, the feature directorial debut from British writer Ben Caird. Aaron will star as a recently released convict struggling to balance his urban criminal past as the only black man in a white, conservative Wisconsin farming town. Among the executive producers on the film are Aaron and former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, aka Mr. Kerry Washington. [The Wrap]

• Martin Donovan (Weeds) has landed an pivotal yet unidentified role in Marvel’s Ant-ManPeyton Reed (Yes Man) is directing the film starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll and John Slattery about con man Scott Lang (Rudd) and his ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer and Adam McKay wrote the screenplay for Ant-Man that is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015. [THR]

• Charlie Shotwell, soon to be seen opposite Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic, has been cast as the young son of Shia LaBeouf and Kate Mara‘s characters in Man Down.  Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman and Terrence Howard also star in the film directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints) from a screenplay by Adam Simon about an Afghanistan war veteran searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America. [THR]

• Maddie Hasson (Twisted) has joined the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. Hasson will play Williams’ second wife Audrey in the film directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius). [Deadline]

• Smash actor Emory Cohen is heading west in  By Way of Helena. Cohen joins Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in the picture directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here) about a Texas Ranger in the 1880s sent to an isolated frontier town after a series of unsolved murders. [Deadline]

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New 'Dumb and Dumber To' posters spoof 'Lucy'

If most people only use 10 percent of their brains, then Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne must use a maximum of 1 percent. At least, that’s the idea behind the newest posters for Dumb and Dumber To.

Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took to Twitter to reveal two new posters for the film, which showcase a marketing campaign that might look familiar. The tagline reads, “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what he could do with 1%.”

If the guys’ colorful eyes didn’t tip you off, you’ll probably recognize that line from this summer’s Lucy: The tagline for the Scarlett Johansson film read, “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.”

Check out the posters below:

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'Dumb and Dumber To' trailer: It's Christmas (and Dunne) in June!

It’s been 20 years since we first met Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas, two idiots who wouldn’t know good fortune if the Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Team drove up and invited them on a cross-country bus tour. The times have been hard on these two — especially Lloyd, who was institutionalized after having his heart broken by Mary Samsonite. Though it’s worth remembering: he who laughs last, laughs hardest.

Things quickly get back to normal, though, in the first trailer for Dumb and Dumber To: Same horrendous haircuts, the Shaggin’ Wagon is still rolling, their pets still have their heads, and, once again, a woman comes between them. In this case, the girl might be Harry’s long-lost daughter, his love-child with old flame Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner).

The trailer really nails the Farrelly Bros. sweet spot, with the phrase “just above the giblets” evoking the retching genius of the scene in Kingpin where Woody Harrelson had to pleasure his landlord to keep his apartment. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Suit up! 'Dumb and Dumber To' posters released -- PHOTOS

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It’s time to suit up, Harry and Lloyd-style.

Two new posters for Dumb and Dumber To have been unveiled, and the statement is simple: orange and blue tuxedos never go out of fashion.

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Jennifer Lawrence will have to wait till next November to see 'Dumb and Dumber To'

Dumb and Dumber superfan Jennifer Lawrence may have scored herself a plum cameo alongside her comedy idols, but she and the rest of us are going to have to wait another year to finally see Dumb and Dumber To.

The sequel to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s 1994 cult classic will hit theaters Nov. 14, 2014. Universal Pictures announced the release plans Monday.

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How a guy with a clever Vine and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence scored cameos in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

Peter Farrelly knows how much people love Dumb and Dumber. Of course he’s a little more self-deprecating about it than that, and attributes it more to the fact that it’s just always on television. Still, the 1994 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels comedy that he created with his brother Bobby was a cultural phenomenon. Has anyone been able to mention Big Gulps or John Denver in the past 20 years without thinking of Lloyd and Harry?

EW spoke to Peter Farrelly, currently shooting the sequel in Atlanta, about two super fans who scored cameos in his movie. One is a guy you’ve never heard of who happened to make a Vine that made the Farrellys laugh. The other is Oscar-winning actress and proclaimed Dumb and Dumber expert Jennifer Lawrence.

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Jim Carrey shares another 'Dumb and Dumber To' photo, this time with an Emmy winner

It’s been almost two decades since we last saw Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, and they still can’t read good.

Jim Carrey tweeted a photo from his WhoSay account of himself and Jeff Daniels, from the set of Dumb and Dumber To, reading an upside-down children’s book. Fresh off his Sunday night Emmy win for Best Actor in a Drama, Daniels couldn’t be further from Will McAvoy, with his mouth agape and hair looking especially electrified. The book is called How Roland Rolls and was written by Carrey himself about a wave who’s scared of the shore. According to Carrey’s Twitter, it comes out today.
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Jim Carrey teases 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel with new photo

The Dumb and Dumber sequel has had its share of problems: Being dropped by Warner Bros. Being sued by everybody. But still it endures, like some kind of purely metaphorical decapitated bird with its head held on by scotch tape. And just like that decapitated bird, Dumb and Dumber To will amuse blind children everywhere — a fact made clear when returning star Jim Carrey posted a photo of himself getting back into character as Lloyd Christmas. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

Universal picks up 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel

Things are looking up for Lloyd and Harry. EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures picked up the North American distribution rights for Dumb and Dumber To, the in-development sequel to the hit 1994 Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels comedy Dumb and Dumber. Deadline first reported the news.
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Warner Bros. drops 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel

The sequel to Dumb and Dumber has hit a road block. The in-development follow-up to the hit 1994 comedy was in the works at New Line Cinema, but New Line’s parent company, Warner Bros., has dropped the project, EW confirmed Tuesday. THR first reported the news.

Bobby and Peter Farrelly — the writer-director brothers who created the original — are now searching for a new financier and distributor for Dumb and Dumber To (yes, that’s the title). Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are expected to return as short-on-smarts pair Lloyd and Harry. In the sequel, the two friends will go on a road trip to find Harry’s illegitimate daughter for a kidney transplant. READ FULL STORY

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