Honestly I don’t think I appreciated Jeff Daniels talent until I saw these photos today that were tweeted out on the set of Dumb and Dumber To.
Sunday Jeff shook up the world by snatching and Emmy from what many thought was all but in the hands of Bryan Cranston. Not that Daniels’ work on HBO’s Newsroom doesn’t deserve it, but Breaking Bad has been making such a buzz that it was all but guaranteed to be Cranston’s Emmy.
In fact, Daniels role is so good, it’s hard to believe that he could still reprise the role as the bumbling Harry Dune…until these photos.
After the Emmy’s Daniel’s was backstage talking with E! Online and he confirmed that Dumb and Dumber would indeed start filming this week,
“We’re going to party ’til dawn and then I’m going to get on a plane and go to Atlanta and start shooting Dumb and Dumber To. The intellectual free-fall from [Will] MacAvoy to Harry Dunn, imagine if you will.”
He also explained that they are taking comedy to new heights in this sequel. He said the toilet scene from the first movie is nothing in comparison,
There are some things that’s we’re going to do in Dumb and Dumber To that make the toilet scene [in the original] seem lame. Pales in comparison and I can’t divulge what, but just that they’ve topped it. They best thing about it? I get to work with a comedic genius.”
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) September 24, 2013
Just in case you are like me and think the 90’s was just 10 years ago, think again. [more…]It’s been nearly 20 years since 1994’s Dumb and Dumber. Kudos to Jeff and Jim for not out growing, or outclassing their sense of humor. With many years of off again on again rumors, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are set to hit theaters in 2014.
For those who haven’t seen Daniels in Newsroom – here’s a little snippet. I’d like to see Carrey pull that off.