Jim Carrey Set For Dumb And Dumber To; Mixed Initial Reviews For JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy: Biz Break
Also in Thursday morning's round-up of news briefs, Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman tops disc sales. An Islamist in Pakistan demands anti-Islam filmmakers be turned over. And, a Pink Panther star dies.
Jim Carrey Set for Dumb and Dumber Sequel
The Farrelly brothers said the screenplay to the belated follow-up is nearly complete. Titled Dumb and Dumber To, Jim Carrey will reprise his role from the 1994 original. The Farrellys revealed the news via Twitter, mentioning they had "nothing to do with Dumb and Dumberer, The Guardian reports.
Snow White and the Huntsman Remains Top-Selling Disc
The Kristen Stewart film again topped home entertainment sales in the week ending September 23rd, holding off three newcomers, The Cabin in the Woods, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, THR reports.
Pakistani Islamist Calls on U.S. to Hand Over Innocence of Muslims Filmmakers
After Obama's address to the U.N. Tuesday, a Hafiz Saeed, who is accused by India of masterminding the 2008 attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people, said the U.S. should hand over the filmmakers behind the anti-Islam video. In related news, an actress who appeared in the controversial video has refiled a lawsuit against the filmmakers in federal court, Deadline reports.
Pink Panther Star Herbert Lom Dies at 95
Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 95. The Czech-born, London-based actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several films as Inspector Clouseau's irritable boss. Lom appeared in more than 100 films during his 60-year acting career, including such classics as The Ladykillers, Spartacus and El Cid, BBC reports.
JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy Gets Mixed Response
The first adult-oriented book by the Harry Potter has received reviews ranging from "unadventurous," "bleak" and "brilliant" by mostly British newspaper critics. The book centers on an unexpected vacancy on the parish council that arises following the sudden death of a "good Samaritan," BBC reports.