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The Failed Jim Carrey 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake Would Have Been Terrifying

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 [...]

Rob Riggle Is Playing Two Major Roles as a Set of Twins in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

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 to Star in 'Ricky Stanicky'

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 [...]

Jim Carrey Is Stealing an Armored Car for Lorne Michaels

Jim Carrey is in negotiations to star in a new comedy called Loomis Fargo, based on a real-life armored car heist, for producer Lorne Michaels and director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). The movie is based on the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery, a 1997 heist pulled off by a group of armored car guards in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carrey would play the gang's ex-military leader. Past drafts of the script have been written by Eastbound & Down duo Jody Hill and Danny McBride, as well as Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, but the draft Carrey and Hess are working from was penned by Chris Bowman and Hubbel [...]

A Video Guide to Jim Carrey's Early Stand-Up

Before he was cast on In Living Color in 1990, Jim Carrey had been hitting the stand-up circuit pavement in Canada and the United States for thirteen years. His first time onstage was a not-so-successful appearance at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto at only 15 years old, but thanks to his perseverance and growing repertoire of uncanny celebrity impersonations, Carrey would go on to evolve from Canadian stand-up to Hollywood funnyman to undisputed comedy/drama crossover superstar. Here's a collection of Carrey's stand-up work and television appearances from his early years to right before he hit it big with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994.

Zach Galifianakis to Star Opposite Owen Wilson in Heist Comedy

Zach Galifianakis is in final negotiations to star in an new comedy with Owen Wilson, The Wrap reports. Formerly titled Loomis Fargo, the currently untitled movie  is based on the true story of the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery, a $17.3 million heist by a group of armored car guards in North Carolina in 1997. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the film, and Lorne Michaels is producing. Jim Carrey was previously attached to play the role Zach Galifianakis is taking over. Galifianakis and Wilson recently starred together in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming indie comedy-drama You Are Here.

The Loomis Fargo heist comedy has [...]

Jim Carrey Speaks Out Against the Violence in 'Kick Ass 2'

Jim Carrey took to Twitter yesterday to distance himself from his next movie, Kick-Ass 2, a superhero sequel that hits theaters in August, because of the amount of violence in the film. "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," Carrey wrote. He added, "My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

Mark Millar, who created the comic book series upon which Kick-Ass is based, responded to Carrey's remarks in his website's forum. Millar praised the actor's performance in [...]

Watch Jim Carrey in the New Funny or Die Video "Cold Dead Hand"

Here's some self-described "biting social satire" from Funny or Die featuring Jim Carrey playing both a country singer and Charlton Heston, who come into conflict with each other over gun rights. The video was written and directed by Charles Ingram and Nick Corirossi, who gave us last week's great Funny or Die video "Ryan Gosling's Acting Range." This will probably be the funniest video you watch all day that has a heavy-handed message about gun rights.

The ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Movie is the New ‘Arrested Development’ Movie

Now that the Arrested Development reunion is finally underway after six years of the cast and crew teasing us with a lotta “it’s happening” and “it might not be happening,” comedy fans need a new sequel to get their hopes up over, and the Farrelly Brothers have stepped up to the plate. Ever since Dumb and Dumber To (sic) was announced last February, there’s been a lot of flip-flopping about whether it’s actually gonna happen or not. Jim Carrey left the project in June, but is apparently now back onboard. The Farrelly Brothers took to Twitter yesterday evening to announce that they are almost done with [...]

Jeff Daniels Confirms the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Bummer

"It's on the internet. We're not doing it." You know what is really dumb? The fact that this movie isn't happening. Hey studios, stop being dumb. I bet the people running the studios totally would trade a van for a moped and confuse Austria for Australia and always wear matching pastel ruffled tuxedos. They are sooooo dumb.

'Dumb and Dumber To' Is Coming Out in November of 2014

The long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To will be released on November 14, 2014, according to Universal Pictures. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return as the intellectually-challenged Lloyd and Harry 20 years after the original Dumb and Dumber was released. The Farrelly Brothers have returned to direct the sequel, which follows the duo on a road trip in search of the long-lost daughter of Daniels' Harry. It's set to star Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, and Kathleen Turner, with a cameo by Jennifer Lawrence. Filming on the sequel began in September. For old time's sake, check out two of the original's movies trailers from 1994.

Studio Dumps 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

The Dumb and Dumber sequel has run into another hurdle. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has dropped the project, which was set to see original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and original writing/directing duo the Farrelly brothers returning. The sequel, entitled Dumb and Dumber To, has been in the works for over two years with Jim Carrey leaving the project last year over frustrations with the studio and coming right back, only to hit more studio problems this week.  The sequel picks up 20 years after the original film when Harry and Lloyd find out that one of them may have fathered a child [...]

Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Are Rival Magicians in the 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, an upcoming comedy that stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as a pair of rival magicians. The movie drops March 15th and also stars Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr, and Gillian Jacobs. Wonderstone was directed by 30 Rock's most frequent director Don Scardino, who makes his feature debut here, and was written by John Francis Daley (Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks!) and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who last wrote Horrible Bosses. Sure, it's impossible to top Arrested Development's GOB Bluth when it comes to magicians in comedies, but this still looks pretty good.

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Bill Hader Roundtabled with Rock, Stiller, and Carrey

In our interview last week, Bill Hader mentioned interviewing Chris Rock at the Nantucket Film Festival. Well, apparently, this interview was part of a roundtable that also included Ben Siller and Jim Carrey. Luckily, the conversation was filmed and will air on September 28 at 10pm on EPIX. In our interview, Hader said they talked about Lorne Michaels "pretty much the whole time," so at minimum it's worth watching to hear all four's Lorne impression.