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Kathleen Turner joins Dumb and Dumber To as Kurt Russell cast in Fast and Furious 7

Aug. 30, 2013by: Alex Maidy

The first new cast-member joins Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in DUMB AND DUMBER TO while FAST AND FURIOUS 7 adds yet another famous face to the franchise. Kathleen Turner and Kurt Russell are joining the aforementioned projects, both in undisclosed roles.

Variety broke the news of Turner joining the sequel to the 1994 fan favorite. While we don't know who she will be playing, I would guess that being the first new actor cast may be a sign that her part will be significant. Teri Garr, another hottie from the 80s, appeared in the first film. Turner is not looking much like her BODY HEAT days so I doubt her character will be a love interest for Harry or Lloyd.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO will be directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly and is set for a release in 2014, the 20th anniversary of the first film.

Meanwhile, Kurt Russell joins FAST AND FURIOUS 7 which is already loaded with a massive cast including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, and Jason Statham. The James Wan directed entry in the franchise already has heroes and villains cast, so Russell could potentially join either team. My bet is he plays the father of Paul Walker's character. That would be cool. Bleeding Cool claims Russell will be taking the role originally offered to Denzel Washington and that it is modeled on Liam Neeson. Take that for what you will, but that sounds like a protagonist and not an antagonist.

Russell has only appeared in 3 films since 2007's DEATH PROOF and yet still maintains a huge fanbase due to his work in such films as TOMBSTONE, TANGO & CASH, THE THING, and countless other films. I hope his part is significant and that his buddy Sylvester Stallone invites him to join THE EXPENDABLES 4.

FAST AND FURIOUS 7 is slated to open July 11, 2014.

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10:01AM on 09/03/2013

Oh Snap! Something just occured to me!

Kurt Russel as Older Batman in Man Of Steel !

Tell me I am wrong!
Kurt Russel as Older Batman in Man Of Steel !

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3:55PM on 09/02/2013
I love Kurt Russell, he's such a badass. I'm looking forward to FF7 more now than ever.
I love Kurt Russell, he's such a badass. I'm looking forward to FF7 more now than ever.
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10:05PM on 09/01/2013
In other news, Kathleen Turner looks like a potato in a wig.
In other news, Kathleen Turner looks like a potato in a wig.
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2:06PM on 09/01/2013
Both of these actors are likely to be right at home in these franchises.
Both of these actors are likely to be right at home in these franchises.
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11:12AM on 09/01/2013
Kurt Russell will do this but turned down The Expendables? Seems a but off.
Kurt Russell will do this but turned down The Expendables? Seems a but off.
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12:08PM on 09/01/2013
Bit*
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8:39PM on 08/31/2013

Yes!!!

Love Kurt Russell, kind of hope he is a villain. Anyways 2 favorite Kurt Russell Movies are Tombstone and Big Trouble in Little China.

You just listen to the old Pork Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightnings crashing and the thunders rolling and the rain's coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the Earth quakes and the poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake. Yeah Jack just
Love Kurt Russell, kind of hope he is a villain. Anyways 2 favorite Kurt Russell Movies are Tombstone and Big Trouble in Little China.

You just listen to the old Pork Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightnings crashing and the thunders rolling and the rain's coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the Earth quakes and the poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake. Yeah Jack just looks that big ol storm right square in the eye and he says 'gimmie your best shot pal, I can take it.
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3:35PM on 08/31/2013

Kathleen Turner

I'll put my money on Turner being either Harry or Lloyds mom. Im picturing the scene now of either Harry or Lloyd looking at old pictures of Turner as a babe.
I'll put my money on Turner being either Harry or Lloyds mom. Im picturing the scene now of either Harry or Lloyd looking at old pictures of Turner as a babe.
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3:05PM on 08/31/2013

Hope that Kurt Russell will have some screen time and not just a lazy small part !!!

This is a good news !!! Kurt Russell needs more space, he hasn't been working all that much lately !!! But i'm sure of one thing: He's not playing Walker's father, since this part has been offered to Denzel Washington. I hope it won't be a small part... Russell as villain would have been cool, but they already have Statham for that job.... So let's wait and see !!!!
This is a good news !!! Kurt Russell needs more space, he hasn't been working all that much lately !!! But i'm sure of one thing: He's not playing Walker's father, since this part has been offered to Denzel Washington. I hope it won't be a small part... Russell as villain would have been cool, but they already have Statham for that job.... So let's wait and see !!!!
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8:11AM on 08/31/2013
I hope Kurt Russell is playing villain.
I hope Kurt Russell is playing villain.
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2:09AM on 08/31/2013
Im behind anything Kurt Russell is in!!
Im behind anything Kurt Russell is in!!
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11:02PM on 08/30/2013

YES!

Beyond excited to see my homie Kurt Russell aka Snake in F7!
Beyond excited to see my homie Kurt Russell aka Snake in F7!
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10:19PM on 08/30/2013

Update: Kathleen Turner will be playing

Fraida Felcher. The Farrely Brothers confirmed it on their twitter accoun
Fraida Felcher. The Farrely Brothers confirmed it on their twitter accoun
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9:45PM on 08/30/2013
We get to put a face to a name of whom was french tickled.
We get to put a face to a name of whom was french tickled.
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9:09PM on 08/30/2013

Stuntman Mike!

Wondering if he'll use a car and if he'll play the villain or hero. Either way I'm excited to see Kurt in any film. One of my favorite actors.
Wondering if he'll use a car and if he'll play the villain or hero. Either way I'm excited to see Kurt in any film. One of my favorite actors.
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8:48PM on 08/30/2013
Whoa, didn't expect that Kurt Russell would be in the Fast franchise - but I've gotta say that's very exciting news.
Whoa, didn't expect that Kurt Russell would be in the Fast franchise - but I've gotta say that's very exciting news.
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7:12PM on 08/30/2013

I can NEVER EVER forget her as Chandler's "Dad"(!)

Great casting all-around....Kurt Russel in F&F7? HELL YEAH!!! Offered to Denzel Washington, modeled on Liam Neeson and finally casted Kurt freakin' Russell....I don't even going to guess what the character will be!
Great casting all-around....Kurt Russel in F&F7? HELL YEAH!!! Offered to Denzel Washington, modeled on Liam Neeson and finally casted Kurt freakin' Russell....I don't even going to guess what the character will be!
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6:41PM on 08/30/2013
Kurt Russell is utterly left field casting, I'm hoping this film comes out well for him considering the director swap.
Kurt Russell is utterly left field casting, I'm hoping this film comes out well for him considering the director swap.
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6:34PM on 08/30/2013

Unique Casting News

Thats cool that Kathleen Turner will be in the sequel..wonder who she will play, my bets are on Harry's mother.
As far Kurt Russell, thats awesome news, I hope he plays a total bad ass and kicks some serious butt.
Thats cool that Kathleen Turner will be in the sequel..wonder who she will play, my bets are on Harry's mother.
As far Kurt Russell, thats awesome news, I hope he plays a total bad ass and kicks some serious butt.
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6:26PM on 08/30/2013
Turner was awesome on Californication, so sleazy and gross and hilarious. Maybe she'll be playing Freda Felcher? As for Russell, he's one of my favorite actors, so I'm happy anytime he's on screen. I hope he gets to kick a little ass and isn't relegated to a thankless cameo.
Turner was awesome on Californication, so sleazy and gross and hilarious. Maybe she'll be playing Freda Felcher? As for Russell, he's one of my favorite actors, so I'm happy anytime he's on screen. I hope he gets to kick a little ass and isn't relegated to a thankless cameo.
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5:55PM on 08/30/2013
Kathleen Turner has to be ecstatic to get some work.
Kathleen Turner has to be ecstatic to get some work.
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5:46PM on 08/30/2013
How come Denzel Washington didn't get the part of Paul Walker's dad?
How come Denzel Washington didn't get the part of Paul Walker's dad?
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6:03PM on 08/30/2013
This right here is what the strike backs are all about.
This right here is what the strike backs are all about.
5:33PM on 08/30/2013
Maybe Kathleen Turner is playing Harry's mother or sister?
Maybe Kathleen Turner is playing Harry's mother or sister?
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5:20PM on 08/30/2013
I vote for an Expendables vs Fast and Furious movie pitting old school and new school action stars against each other. At first they battle one another, but then they realize it was a master plan to have them take each other out by the alien Predator race. However, the Predators are vastly superior, physically and mentally, so the Expendables and Fast characters reinstate the Avengers initiative.....and all Hell breaks loose.
I vote for an Expendables vs Fast and Furious movie pitting old school and new school action stars against each other. At first they battle one another, but then they realize it was a master plan to have them take each other out by the alien Predator race. However, the Predators are vastly superior, physically and mentally, so the Expendables and Fast characters reinstate the Avengers initiative.....and all Hell breaks loose.
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5:08PM on 08/30/2013
How hilarious would it be if Walker's dad turned out to be Stuntman Mike?
How hilarious would it be if Walker's dad turned out to be Stuntman Mike?
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4:56PM on 08/30/2013
I agree, Paul Walker has a young Russell like swagger, I would say he is playing Brian's dad. Dumb and Dumber to, I really hope it's not a mistake.
I agree, Paul Walker has a young Russell like swagger, I would say he is playing Brian's dad. Dumb and Dumber to, I really hope it's not a mistake.
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