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Laurie Holden gets a key role in Dumb and Dumber To, plus some plot details

Sep. 16, 2013by: Alex Maidy

After the casting of Kathleen Turner in an undisclosed role in DUMB AND DUMBER TO, we now have our first casting of a major role in the Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels sequel. Laurie Holden will be joining the cast in a main role and we even have some new details on the movie's plot.

Deadline says the actress known for her recent turn as Andrea on THE WALKING DEAD will play a villainous character:

Holden will play Adele Pichlow, who is secretly poisoning her husband, Dr. Pichlow (Steve Tom) so she can run off with his money. Her nefarious plans also include killing off her step-daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin), Lloyd and Harry so she can run off with the family's handyman unscathed.

The criminal element to the story follows the similar plot from the original film featuring the late Charles Rocket. That plot involved a love triangle between Harry, Lloyd, and Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly). It remains to be seen if Holden's character will have a romance with Carrey and Daniels.

Many found Andrea to be an annoying character on THE WALKING DEAD, but I have had a crush on Laurie Holden going back to THE X-FILES. She has also appeared in SILENT HILL as well as Frank Darabont's THE MAJESTIC, opposite Jim Carrey. I like the casting and am looking forward to seeing how her comedy chops play in this long anticipated sequel.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO does not currently have a release date, but is expected in 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first film.

Extra Tidbit: Brady Bluhm and Cam Neely will also be returning for the sequel as Billy from 4C and Sea Bass, respectively.
Source: Deadline

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7:58AM on 09/17/2013
The whole 'woman poisoning a family member to get inheritance or insurance' plot also came up in that awful Three Stooges movie, which was also directed by the Farelly Brothers.
So, while I'd love to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels together again in a comedy film I'm pretty sure I won't be waiting in line in the theater to see this.
The whole 'woman poisoning a family member to get inheritance or insurance' plot also came up in that awful Three Stooges movie, which was also directed by the Farelly Brothers.
So, while I'd love to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels together again in a comedy film I'm pretty sure I won't be waiting in line in the theater to see this.
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5:58AM on 09/17/2013

sea bass and the blind kid are returning? AWESOME!!

I really hope this turns out to be great!! Laurie was also in The Mist, which was another Frank Darabont film.
I really hope this turns out to be great!! Laurie was also in The Mist, which was another Frank Darabont film.
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9:59PM on 09/16/2013
I'm really looking forward to the movie... But I can't be the only one who found that plot line to sound kind of... meh?
I'm really looking forward to the movie... But I can't be the only one who found that plot line to sound kind of... meh?
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8:57PM on 09/16/2013

Here's my guess:

Laurie Holden and Kathleen Turner are both playing Freida Felcher; Turner for the current version, and Holden for a flashback or two.
Laurie Holden and Kathleen Turner are both playing Freida Felcher; Turner for the current version, and Holden for a flashback or two.
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8:38PM on 09/16/2013
I love the first film, completely caught me off guard, the beer bottle gag had me giggling days later. I hope this is the same stupid, just older.
I love the first film, completely caught me off guard, the beer bottle gag had me giggling days later. I hope this is the same stupid, just older.
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8:32PM on 09/16/2013
The fact that this film is happening is good, but the fact that Laurie Holden is in it too is perfect casting. Her performances in Walking Dead were already the most laughable parts of the show.
The fact that this film is happening is good, but the fact that Laurie Holden is in it too is perfect casting. Her performances in Walking Dead were already the most laughable parts of the show.
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5:08PM on 09/16/2013
She looks a lot of like Lauren Holly (even the name are similar), Lloyd's object of desire from the first one.

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She looks a lot of like Lauren Holly (even the name are similar), Lloyd's object of desire from the first one.

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4:28PM on 09/16/2013
I too have liked her since The X-Files.
I too have liked her since The X-Files.
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4:25PM on 09/16/2013
I misread the headline and the it said Lauren Holly at first thinking she was coming back. Oh well. Any Dumb and Dumber news is good news.
I misread the headline and the it said Lauren Holly at first thinking she was coming back. Oh well. Any Dumb and Dumber news is good news.
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4:15PM on 09/16/2013
Any news about the sequel to Dumb and Dumber is good news.
Any news about the sequel to Dumb and Dumber is good news.
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3:38PM on 09/16/2013
This is good casting. She was one of the stronger characters and actors on The Walking Dead, so I have no doubt that she can bring the funny along with Carrey and Daniels.
This is good casting. She was one of the stronger characters and actors on The Walking Dead, so I have no doubt that she can bring the funny along with Carrey and Daniels.
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6:03PM on 09/16/2013
If her turn as a tough-as-nails, conflicted survivor on the walking dead taught us anything, it's that she will unquestionably excel in a slapstick comedy.
If her turn as a tough-as-nails, conflicted survivor on the walking dead taught us anything, it's that she will unquestionably excel in a slapstick comedy.
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3:38PM on 09/16/2013

Soooo....

....hottttttt.
....hottttttt.
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3:30PM on 09/16/2013
Pretty close to Lauren Holly eh?
Pretty close to Lauren Holly eh?
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6:01PM on 09/16/2013
She's the non-union equivalent.
She's the non-union equivalent.
3:25PM on 09/16/2013
Can't wait for this... I'm ready to laugh!
Can't wait for this... I'm ready to laugh!
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