Kathleen Turner Boards DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel
Kathleen Turner is set to get fairly 'DUMB' for the Farrelly brothers.
According to Variety, the stage and screen star has boarded Universal's upcoming DUMB AND DUMBER TO, which will once again star Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
For now, the plot is being kept under wraps, as is Turner's role. Previous reports speculated that the film would find Carrey and Daniels on a cross-country road trip.
For Variety's original report, click here.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly will return to helm the sequel as well as rewrite the original script written by Sean Anders and John Morris. Warner Bros was originally behind the project, but dropped the film earlier this summer.
The original buddy comedy was a box office hit, grossing $127,175,374 in the United States, and $247,275,374 worldwide, and topping the holiday season film gross. While initial reception towards the film was mixed, Dumb and Dumber has since obtained a cult following and has spawned a TV animated series, and a 2003 prequel.
Kathleen Turner is well known for her many starring film roles, including Body Heat (Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year), The Man With Two Brains, Crimes of Passion, Romancing the Stone (Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy), The Jewel of the Nile, The War of the Roses (Golden Globe nomination), Prizzi's Honor (Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy), Peggy Sue Got Married (Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination), Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Serial Mom, and The Virgin Suicides, among many others.
Turner also has won critical acclaim for her stage performances on and off Broadway, where she starred in The Killing of Sister George, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, High, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Exonerated, The Graduate, Tallulah, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others. Her theater directing credits include Crimes of the Heart for New York City's Roundabout Theater Company and The Killing of Sister George at the Long Wharf Theater.
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