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You know you are really milking a franchise when you can go forward without the star. It turns out that the new Ace Ventura will not concentrate on the character himself, but on his son. But who to play young Ace?
Josh Flitter for Third Ace Ventura
Clint over at Moviehole has alerted us that Josh Flitter has been cast for the next Ace Ventura installment.
Josh Flitter has signed to star in the third “Ace Ventura” movie, with David Mickey Evans (“The Sandlot”, “The Final Season”) directing.
The Jim Carrey-less sequel sees the son (“Nancy Drew” star Flitter) of the oddball detective step into his father's shoes to take over the family business. Animals, Impersonations and Captain Stubing appearances ensue.
“Well, basically my kids run my career”, Evans exclusively told Moviehole. “After the Final Season got picked up by Sony/Yari for theatrical release, I had a bunch of offers and scripts on my desk. I asked my 9, 11, and 15 year olds what they wanted me to do. And they said, “Dad, you’re doing Ace Ventura 3!. I don’t know if the fact that the film shoots in Orlando (Disney World, Universal Orlando, etc etc…) had anything to with their marching orders, but I suspect it did. Nonetheless, the challenge of trying to meet the expectation of a sequel to one of the funniest movies in the last 30 years appealed to me. Done deal. Cut. Print. Moving on! Done deal.”