You may recognize Jeff Daniels as half of the hilarious duo in Dumb and Dumber, but now he’s taking on the completely opposite role.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusivity reported that Daniels is in the final stages of his negotiations to take on the role of David, the head of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, in Allegiant Part 1 & 2.

Thinking about David, and about Jeff Daniels, I wouldn’t really associate the two at all. But I thought the same thing when Shailene Woodley was cast as Tris, and look how well that turned out!! Daniels is a great actor and has proven to be very versatile. So I think he’ll make a great David, and let’s be honest… we don’t particularly want to like David anyway, do we? – With that in mind, remember that Jeff Daniels is not actually David. Therefore we as a fandom do not have to embarrass ourselves by spouting negativity towards the actor. Just a Hashtag Avenue PSA šŸ˜‰

Allegiant pt 1 production is underway, and we will be seeing Insurgent director Robert Schwentke back in the directing chair. We still miss Neil so much, but Robert did a great job with Insurgent, so our faith is still there.

What do you thing about Jeff Daniels as David? Is there another actor you would’ve rather seen heading up the Bureau of Genetic Welfare? Let us know in the comments below, and get excited for Allegiant!!!

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