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.
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.
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.
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
Two producers of the original Dumb and Dumber who are being sued to be kept off the upcoming sequel responded with a legal cross-complaint of their own against Red Granite Pictures. Earlier this month, Red Granite filed suit to exclude Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler from Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel Red Granite is making with Universal, claiming the duo no longer had any contractual rights to the project after it was dropped by Warner Bros. and New Line in June. READ FULL STORY
Oooooo, boy. Jim Carrey is going to get Carpal tunnel from tweeting about this one.
Kick-Ass 2 unveiled an extended NSFW trailer at Comic-Con, and it’s already available online. Carrey, who joins the franchise as the patriotic vigilante, Colonel Stars and Stripes, has expressed regret about the film’s level of violence in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, complicating Universal’s promotional plans. But this new clip aims full-steam into the storm, embracing the film’s over-the-top comic-book violence. In the opening scene, the two main characters frivolously exercise their right to bear arms, and then when Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) finally shows off her deadly skills, she dis-arms an devious villain.
“Game on, c–ksuckers,” she says later. Indeed.
Watch the explosive clip below.
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Jim Carrey has had a change of heart about Kick-Ass 2. In the upcoming sequel to the violent 2010 adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book, Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, an oddball vigilante who teams up with the titular hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). But over the weekend, Carrey tweeted word that his work on the film is weighing on his conscience, in light of the school massacre at Sandy Hook. “I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote on Sunday. “I am not ashamed of [the movie] but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e—
Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
• Owen Wilson is joining Jim Carrey in Relativity’s as-yet-untitled action heist comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. The story focuses on an armored car driver who is pressured into helping steal $20 million and then left high and dry in Mexico. The driver is determined to get even. Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing. [Deadline]
• More in untitled news — Josh Gad (Book of Mormon) and Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man) will co-star in a romantic comedy from Screen Gems and Miramax about a best man-for-hire (Hart) who covers for the socially awkward (shocker!) Gad by providing a best man and a set of groomsmen for his nuptials. [THR]
• Producer Jason Blum already has the biggest movie out this week (The Purge) and just announced its sequel is in the works. But next up is the thriller Stretch and funnyman Ed Helms is in talks take a turn away from comedy by joining the cast of the film about a limo driver (Patrick Wilson) with a passenger from hell, played by Chris Pine. [THR]
• And finally, another announcement in the ongoing Veronica Mars saga. Series creator Rob Thomas announced in an email sent to Kickstarter backers Monday that Francis Capra will come back to play Eli “Weevil” Navarro in the film reboot of the cult TV show. “Playing a wrong-side-of-the-tracks-kid in a town full of privileged peers, Francis found a terrific — and difficult — balance between tough and soulful. I couldn’t be happier that he’ll be back with us for the film,” Thomas wrote.
Thomas also shared the video below from Capra:
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