Rob Riggle to Play Twin Brothers in Farrelly Bros 'Dumb & Dumber To'
Thankfully, the cast of Dumb & Dumber To hasn't gone the route of casting big names, likely trying to keep the low profile style of the the original 1994 comedy that didn't have any big names attached other than Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, who were marginally less successful at the time. Names like Laurie Holden ("The Walking Dead") and Kathleen Turner have taken roles in the film, and now THR reports comedian and 21 Jump Street bad guy Rob Riggle is taking one of the last major roles as a pair of twin brothers, one of whom fits into the darker side of the comedy, akin to the kidnapping subplot of the first film. Read on!
The plot follows Harry (Daniels) and Lloyd (Carrey) 20 years later (see the first look photo here) as they hit the road again to find Harry's estranged daughter in order to get a kidney transplant for the former Mutts Cutts Employee. Somehow they get caught up with Holden's character, Adele Pichlow, who is secretly poisoning her doctor husband (Steve Tom), so she can steal his money. But her plans also include killing her step-daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin), along with Lloyd and Harry for some reason, so she can elope with a local handyman. Riggle is playing the handyman and his unstable twin brother Captain Lippencott (maybe a police captain?). We're not sure how this all ties together, but we can't wait to find out.