In June, Jim Carrey dropped out of a sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber, claiming that he was "frustrated" at the lackluster commitment from studios New Line and Warner Bros. "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title," Carrey explained at the time.
For those that were excited at the prospect of a sequel and then bummed at Carrey's exit, there's good news: the sequel may not be dead after all. During a recent panel for the Television Critics Association, Jeff Daniels told Crave Online that there's still hope that Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne could step in front of cameras again next year.
why did carrey leave? >> Posted 08.07.12 by Ryan
Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys [writer-directors Peter and Bobby] want to do it. They want to rewrite the script a little bit and they aren’t trying to jam it in before I have to go back and do Newsroom in November. So they’re going, "Why don’t we just do it right? Let’s get everybody organized to go next May or June." If everything works out on the business side, that’s what we’ll do but I think there’s more hope than ever.
In April, it looked like a sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber was finally going to become a reality after co-writer and director Peter Farrelly said shooting would start this September with both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning to their respective roles as dim-witted best friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Unfortunately for those anxiously awaiting the sequel, Carrey has dropped out.
While everyone was passionate about returning for the sequel, Carrey told ETOnline that he had grown "increasingly frustrated" in the commitment from New Line and Warner Brothers, the studios that are also ironically behind his upcoming movie Burt Wonderstone. "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title," Carrey explained, revealing the sequel's proposed title. would daniels continue without carrey? >> Posted 06.21.12 by Ryan
Not an April Fool's joke; we checked. A sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber will, in fact, start shooting this September. Last October, That's My Boy director Sean Anders and his occasional screenwriting partner John Morris (Mr. Popper's Penguins, Hot Tub Time Machine) were hired to pen the sequel for directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Clearly, their script must have hit the mark. While doing press for the siblings' upcoming remake/homage The Three Stooges, Peter revealed that the Dumb and Dumber sequel is gearing up to step in front of cameras this fall.
more about the Dumb and Dumber sequel >> Posted 04.02.12 by Ryan
We're getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.