JLaw Cast in This Hotly Anticipated Comedy

The upcoming Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, seems to be making smart casting choices. The follow-up — which already stars alums Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, as well as Kathleen Turner and The Walking Dead's Laurie Holden — has locked in Oscar winner and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence for a cameo. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence was brought into the fold purely because of proximity — the Hunger Games: Catching Fire set is located nearby the Dumb and Dumber To filming location in Atlanta.

More surprising than the Farrelly Brothers' ability to attract such A-list talent (these are the same guys who recently flopped with 2012's The Three Stooges, after all), is the role that Lawrence has locked in for herself. The Hollywood Reporter claims the Oscar-winning actress is set to play a younger version of Turner.

Not that they don't boast similarities. Both Lawrence and Turner have a biting sense of humor that made them big gets on the late night talk show circuit, and both have award show clout — Turner was nominated for a little gold man for her role in Peggy Sue Got Married. But how similar do they look? For a refresher, here's Turner:

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And here's Lawrence:

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Not a slam dunk, necessarily, but are we crazy to say we see it? Especially when you compare Lawrence to a young Body Heat actress:

So, yes, I'm telling you, there's a chance Lawrence as Turner turn out to be believable casting.

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