Jeff Daniels offered role in The Martian

Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

Actor and comedian Jeff Daniels has been offered a part in 'The Martian', the new movie by Ridley Scott.

Jeff Daniels has begun talks over appearing in Ridley Scott's new film, 'The Martian'.

Daniels, 59, could star in the new flick alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara, who have also be offered roles in the sci-fi movie.

The Hollywood Reporter says Matt Damon, 43, will play the role of an astronaut stranded on Mars who must work out how to survive long enough so that he can to return home to Earth, while Daniels will play the head of NASA.

In the short term, however, Daniels is set to appear in 'Dumb and Dumber To', alongside comedy legend Jim Carey.

The duo will reprise the characters they played in the original 'Dumb and Dumber', which was released in 1994.

Daniels and Carey, 54, recently appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards, where they presented the prize for Best Pop Video to Ariana Grande for 'Problem'.

However, the occasion was most notable for Carey slipping and stumbling backwards towards the audience as he pranced around with a scarf whilst presenting the gong.

He quipped: "I meant to do that!"

Jeff added: "It was planned! We rehearsed that."

'Dumb and Dumber To' will be released in the US next month.

The Martian

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
  • UK release: 30 September 2015

When a NASA Mars mission is struck by a storm and the team decides to abort, fallen colleague Mark Watney (Damon) is believed dead. But he isn't, and he goes about trying to survive until a rescue can happen. Spectacular, tension-filled, top-quality popcorn from Scott, centred on Damon's wryly funny and understated…


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