Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels poked some fun at the promotional material for Luc Besson’s Lucy in the latest posters for Dumb and Dumber To.
For those who don’t remember, the aforementioned actors are reprising their roles as lovable morons Harry and Lloyd in the follow-up to Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly’s 1994 comedy. To spread the word about the upcoming sequel, the folks over at Universal Pictures decided to have a bit of fun at the expense of Besson’s summer action flick.
Why would the studio decide to parody Lucy to promote Dumb and Dumber To? The former tells the story of a drug mule (Scarlett Johansson) who expands her cranial capacity with the help of an illegal drug, so Universal Pictures decided to turn the concept on its head by exploiting the limited intelligence of poor Harry and Lloyd.
Of course, if you’ve never heard of Lucy, then Jim Carrey’s poster probably doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, don’t let that stop you from properly investigating the promotional material embedded below. Even if you’re not familiar with Besson’s endeavor, seeing Carrey and Daniels as Lloyd and Harry is always a treat.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 15, 2014
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 15, 2014
For those who can’t make the visual connection, here’s the Lucy poster.
Scarlett Johansson’s sci-fi action flick Lucy has an awesome new poster and a new release date: July 25th pic.twitter.com/8QJeP0raTv
— Bryan Bishop (@bcbishop) May 24, 2014
While Jim Carrey fans are no doubt stuffed to overflowing with excitement for Dumb and Dumber To, some people still haven’t forgiven the former In Living Color cast member for the smack he talked about Kick-Ass 2. Shortly before the sequel hit theaters, Carrey condemned the amount of gun-related violence in the film.
“I did ‘Kick-Ass 2’ a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. 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.”
The Inquisitr previously reported that Kick-Ass co-creator John Romita Jr. hasn’t forgiven Jim Carrey for speaking out against the movie. In Romita’s opinion, Carrey shouldn’t have cashed his paycheck if he had an issue with the flick’s violence. In fact, the writer believes Jim “should be ashamed of himself.”
“”I think Mark and I have talked about this before, but here’s a guy who could have capitalized on the character he played and played it toward his anti-gun stance. The character he played gave up weapons — gave up guns — and became a good guy. Anybody with three quarters of an education could have figured out how to fold that idea in with their anti-gun ideas.”
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return to the screen in Dumb and Dumber To later this year. The comedy hits theaters on November 14.
[Lead image via Universal Pictures]