dumb-dumber-to-jim-carreyActors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are filming scenes for the comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” in the Marietta Square.  The movie sequel is set to be released in 2014, twenty years after the first adventure with Harry and Lloyd.  This time, they are in search of one of their long lost children in hopes of gaining a new kidney.

Hundreds of people gathered to catch a bit of movie magic and a glimpse of the stars. In addition to actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Steve Martin was spotted nearby and Jim Carey shot a scene with actress Rachel Melvin.

For the scene, historic Marietta Squre was transformed to El Paso, Texas, the Marietta Pizza Company was changed to Marguerita Pizza Company, the Theatre in the Square became home to the Historic El Paso Players, and Jeweler on the Square was renamed The Historic El Paso Jewelry Center.

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Georgia is home to some of the best film and TV tax incentives in the country, offering an income tax credit of 30%. In addition, the state is now one of the top five states for film production in the U.S.  Dumb and Dumber To is the fourth production in the city of Marietta this year. Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin confirmed that the state’s tax incentives help Marietta compete with bigger players for Hollywood productions. Although he declined to estimate the financial impact, the mayor said the production adds to Marietta’s ambiance and puts the city on the map.

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Actor Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas
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Jim Carrey and Rachel Melvin
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Jim Carrey posing for pictures on the fountain in Marietta Square
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Jim reviewing photos on Rachel’s phone
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Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas and Rachel Melvin as Penny Pichlow
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Steve Martin watches the screen as Jim Carrey and Rachel Melvin film a scene
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Steve Martin in Marietta Square, with Jim Carrey visible in the background
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Jim Carrey and Steve Martin chat on set
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One of many signs in and around the Square
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Historic Marietta Squre was transformed to El Paso, Texas
Marietta Pizza Company was transformed into the Margueretta Pizza Company
Marietta Pizza Company was transformed into the Marguerita Pizza Company
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Camera crews were also on top of buildings filming shots in the Square below
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  1. This is the best place for a great movie to be made i live two miles down the road and i wish that i could have meet jim or jeff they are my two picks for great actors. Hopeful they text me back or give me a chance to meet them while there here in marietta ga. Good luck guys

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