‘Dumb And Dumber 2’ casts ‘The Walking Dead’ actress as female lead

Laurie Holden joins Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Turner in the comedy sequel

The Walking Dead actress Laurie Holden has been cast as the female lead in Dumb And Dumber 2.

Holden, who appeared in the first three seasons of The Walking Dead as the notoriously annoying Andrea, will play a rich scheming doctor’s wife called Adele Pichlow, Deadline reports. Holden’s villainous character will apparently try to use dim-witted heroes Harry and Lloyd to “cover her tracks”.

She joins Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and recent additions Kathleen Turner and Brady Bluhm in the cast of the eagerly-anticipated sequel, which directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly are due to start shooting on September 24.

Meanwhile, the Farrelly Brothers announced recently that Empire Of The Sun will be scoring the sequel, whose official title is Dumb And Dumber To. It has been set for release in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of the original film.

Written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the original Dumb And Dumber came out in 1994 and starred Carrey and Daniels as dimwitted friends on a road trip. A prequel called Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd followed in 2003, but it did not feature the original stars or any involvement from the Farrelly Brothers.