Saturday Night Live's landmark 40th season is shaping up to be filled with some great hosts. The Wrap is reporting that Jim Carrey is set to return to host his third episode sometime this season. While the exact date is not yet known and NBC has yet to confirm the news, insiders told The Wrap that Carrey's episode will most likely air close to the premiere of Dumb and Dumber To on November 14th. Confirmed hosts that will appear prior to Carrey include Chris Pratt and former SNL cast members Sarah Silverman and Bill Hader.
UPDATE: NBC confirmed over the weekend that Carrey will host [...]
Patton Oswalt was a guest on the third-to-last episode of The Best Show on WFMU last night, and during a conversation about movies, he told a story he heard from director Brad Bird about a canceled remake of Don Knotts's 1964 family film The Incredible Mr. Limpet that was in development with Jim Carrey in 1998. Steve Oedekerk, who wrote and directed Carrey in the sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, was hired to write/direct the Limpet remake. Oedekerk stepped down from the project in 1999, and Oswalt says Brad Bird was brought in for a meeting about potentially directing the movie. Here's Oswalt telling the story:
They CG-animated [...]
The upcoming Dumb & Dumber sequel, called Dumb and Dumber To, just added another cast member. Comedian Rob Riggle is joining returning stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, returning directors The Farrelly Brothers, and new cast member Kathleen Turner in the film, THR reports. Riggle scored one of the last major parts in Dumb and Dumber To, playing a set of twins: a repairman named Travis and his crazy brother, Captain Lippencott. The sequel's plot involves Harry and Lloyd taking a road trip to donate a kidney to Harry's long-lost daughter. The movie is shooting in Atlanta right now and is expected to be released sometime next year.
Jim Carrey is reteaming with his Bruce Almighty/Ace Ventura writer Steve Oedekerk for a new movie. THR reports that Carrey has signed on to star in a comedy called Ricky Stanicky that Oedekerk, who wrote Bruce Almighty and wrote/directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, will re-write and direct. Here's the plot to Ricky Stanicky:
"The script … begins when three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood. They create a fake person to take the blame: Ricky Stanicky. Twenty years later, it turns out the three guys have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life. When their girlfriends [...]