Derek Holland made a pitch to the Farrelly Brothers recently to be in Dumb and Dumber To. The long-awaited comedy sequel is set to hit theaters in 2014 and it looks like the Texas Rangers‘ pitcher is going to get his wish. Holland recently tweeted out this photo of him and Jim Carrey on set:
The Farrelly Brothers of course have a history of bringing athletes on screen to make cameos. Cam Neely (Sea Bass) was in the original Dumb and Dumber and Roger Clemens (Skidmark) was in Kingpin. But it appears Holland will have a fairly important role in this latest installment from the director brothers:
“I was just going out there to have fun. And next thing I know, they were like, ‘We’re going to actually put you in the movie and you’re going to be in the opening scene. As far as the day went, it was unbelievable, out and about with Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, having an unbelievable time. I don’t really want to say too much except for keep your expectations high cause this movie is seriously going to be funny,” said the Rangers’ pitcher.
While I’m extremely pumped for Dumb and Dumber To, I’m also going to keep my expectations low. It’s been 20 years since the original came out and the Farrelly Brothers haven’t made a good movie since about 2001. Still, this long awaited sequel could recapture the magic of the original. It will be interesting to see how it turns out, as well as how Holland looks in his big screen debut.