The Farrelly Brothers Discuss Dumb and Dumber Sequel and Three Stooges Casting
03.01.11 by Ryan
Writer/directors/siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly mainly toil in comedies — the most recent being Hall Pass — but despite the brothers' success in comedies like 1998's There's Something About Mary and 1994's Dumb and Dumber, the duo have yet to make a sequel. 2003 prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd was made without the Farrelly's involvement, but Bobby told Moviehole that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is currently being developed.
[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that — lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel — and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.
Up next for the Farrellys is The Three Stooges, a movie that is still being cast. Bobby revealed that, while nothing is official, Australian actor Shane Jacobson (Kenny) is "in the mix" for the role of Curly.
Shane came highly recommended to us and we are taking a look at him. We haven’t cast it yet, but he’s definitely in the mix.
Carrey was initially cast as Curly, alongside Sean Penn as Larry and Benecio Del Toro as Moe, but after then-studio MGM experienced financial troubles, the project languished, with the Farrellys losing most of their cast. As of January, Del Toro was still considered "the frontrunner" for Moe, though, months later, no deal for Del Toro's services is in place.
The Farrellys do hope to use actor Richard Jenkins, who was reportedly set to play a head nun of an orphanage, though the role, and Jenkins' involvement, isn't set yet.
As we were starting [The Three Stooges], my first question was "Where we gonna put Richard?" We do have a spot in mind for him... but a lot of it has to do with whether the guy’s available and that sort of thing. I hope he is.
Considered a "resurrection" more than a remake, the Farrellys have previously revealed that The Stooges will be three, half-hour episodes of "new material".