Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rachel Melvin join Universal and Red Granite’s Dumb and Dumber sequel. Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, Dumb and Dumber To catches up with the dimwitted best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) 20 years later as they hit the road to find Harry’s illegitimate daughter for a kidney transplant.
Alongside the Farrelly brothers, Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland will produce in addition to Bradley Thomas and Charlie Wessler.
Laure Holden, Steve Tom, and Rachel Melvin will play the Pitchlow family.
Walking Dead star Holden is not the female lead. She will play a key supporting role as Adele Pichlow, the wife of a wealthy doctor who has hatched a nefarious plan involving the lives of her husband, Dr. Pichlow (Steve Tom) and her step-daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin).
After New Line and Warner Bros. declined to move forward on the sequel, Universal and Red Granite picked up the rights to the project this past June. Under the deal, Red Granite will produce, finance and distribute Dumb and Dumber To while Universal has acquired the film’s domestic distribution rights. New Line made a prequel without the two stars, 2003’s Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.
The 1994 original, made when Carrey was just a rising comedy star, cost $17 million to make and grossed more than $247 million at the time.
Both Jim Carry and Jeff Daniels are attached to reprise their starring roles. Kathleen Turner, Cam Neely, and Brady Bluhm are also listed as cast.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter