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‘Divergent: Allegiant’ Lands Jeff Daniels as the Villain

‘Divergent: Allegiant’ Lands Jeff Daniels as the Villain

Jeff Daniels has signed on to play the primary villain in the last two Divergent movies, The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 2. The actor is in final negotiations, with a deal about to close for him to play David, leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. In the Veronica Roth novels, the Bureau of Genetic Welfare created the faction system that governs this post-apocalyptic society, with the reasoning behind the factions' creation eventually revealed to be quite evil in nature.

Shailene Woodley and Theo James will return as Tris and Four, with Naomi Watts also confirmed to star in both movies as Evelyn, the Factionless leader. Ansel Elgort (Caleb), Miles Teller (Peter), Zoë Kravitz (Christina) and Octavia Spencer (Johanna) are expected to reprise their roles from Divergent and last month's sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent, but no other cast members have been set in place quite yet. It isn't known when production will begin on the two-part finale quite yet.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Eyes Jeff Daniels

‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Eyes Jeff Daniels

The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels may reunite with series creator and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on Universal's Steve Jobs, with the actor being eyed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley. The actor doesn't have an official offer at this time, but one is expected to be issued soon. The Wrap reports that the actor is director Danny Boyle's top choice for the role.

John Sculley served as Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1993, and was among those in Steve Jobs' "inner circle" who met with Aaron Sorkin while he was writing the script. The story is adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography, taking place backstage before three major Apple product launches, the Mac, Apple NExT and the iPod. Matthew Modine portrayed John Sculley in the 2013 biopic Jobs.

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Clips: Harry and Lloyd Hit the Road Again

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Clips: Harry and Lloyd Hit the Road Again

After 20 long years of waiting, Dumb and Dumber stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels finally return as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in five new clips and a TV spot from the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To.

The first scene features Harry bringing Lloyd back to their old apartment, as Lloyd meets Harry's new roommate, the "astronaut" who makes a mean "rock candy." We also meet Kathleen Turner as Freida Felcher, a character who was referenced in the original Dumb and Dumber, in a scene where Harry and Lloyd agree to hit the road to find Freida's daughter, who she gave up for adoption years ago.

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Jeff Daniels Joins Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’

Jeff Daniels Joins Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’

Jeff Daniels is in talks to join the growing cast of Warner Bros.' The Martian, which has Matt Damon attached to star. Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Kristen Wiig are also circling roles in the project.

The story is based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book which centers on an American astronaut (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded on Mars, as NASA launches a rescue mission to bring him back home. If his deal is finalized, Jeff Daniels will play the director of NASA who is dealing with this crisis.

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’: First Official Photo with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

‘Dumb and Dumber To’: First Official Photo with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

We've already seen what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels look like in their return as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber To, thanks to set photos the actors posted this past fall. Now, the sequel's Twitter account has revealed the first official photo from this comedy sequel, with Lloyd and Harry hitching a very unconventional ride. The follow-up, directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, centers on these two lifelong friends taking yet a second road trip, this time in search of Harry's illegitimate child who is in dire need of a kidney transplant.

Lloyd and Harry are back for an all new ride! #DumbTo is out in theaters November 14th! pic.twitter.com/QTJj0MeHOQ— #DumbTo (@DumbTo) January 21, 2014

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Lloyd's Secret Reunion Revealed in New ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Set Photos

Lloyd's Secret Reunion Revealed in New ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Set Photos

Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) recently had a reunion with an unknown mystery character (believed to be actress Rachel Melvin playing Penny Pichlow) on the set of Dumb and Dumber To, where new photos find him welcoming the young woman with open arms. Is this Harry's (Jeff Daniels) daughter, desperately in need of a kidney transplant? Or are our two dimwitted pals being set up in an evil plot? Photographer John Spink shared these behind-the-scenes photos, as Lloyd and Harry jumped behind a zamboni in Marrieta Square, which comes adorned with a rather unique ad for a strip club that plays into the storyline. Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly continue to shoot the comedy sequel this week. Will more be revealed soon?

Dumb and dumber II shooting in Marietta square Jim #Carrey@ajcpic.twitter.com/pE5p0z8jQr— John Spink (@johnjspink) October 14, 2013

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Vine Contest Video with Jeff Daniels

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Vine Contest Video with Jeff Daniels

http://movieweb.com/win-a-walk-on-role-in-dumb-and-dumber-to/Back in August of this year, directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly announced a special Dumb and Dumber To contest where one lucky fan can be a part of the movie with a walk-on role! While the original deadline was September 15, that deadline has now been extended to today, September 30. To help motivate you in sending in an entry, the brothers have coaxed Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) to create his own Vine Video. You better hurry and create a Vine, cause you're running out of time...

Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, as they set out on a road trip to find Harry's long-lost daughter, who is in need of a kidney transplant.

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Set Photos

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Set Photos

Jeff Daniels speaks about this Farrelly brothers sequel after winning his Emmy for HBO's hit drama series ‘The Newsroom’.