Since October of last year, The Farrelly Brothers have planned on making a sequel to Dumb and Dumber their next film. However, this past June, Jim Carrey dropped out of the project with the actor saying he was “frustrated” by the lack of enthusiasm on the part of Warner Bros (details later surfaced that he was also frustrated by the payday he would have received). Despite Carrey’s lack of participation, the sequel still appears to be going forward with the Farrellys tweeting [via Vulture], “You also might be interested to know that we are almost done with the Dumb and Dumber To (sic) script. I think you’re going to like it.”
As for the plot details, the Farrellys said last month that the movie will revolve around either Harry or Lloyd possibly having sired a child, and then needing to find the child so they can get a kidney replacement.
If you have been on the edge of your seat for the last 18 years hoping for a sequel to 1994′s Farrelly Brothers‘ comedy Dumb and Dumber, your time has come. Maybe. And you should consider getting out more. The Brothers Farrelly have long expressed a desire to make a follow-up to their original film, which starred Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as good-natured but moronic friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
One of the major holdups in getting the project rolling was Jim Carrey who, perhaps rightly, expressed too much hesitation at the idea of a sequel at all (after his experience with Ace Venture: When Nature Calls, Carrey did not appear in sequels for his other projects). As more details surfaced, though, it appeared that Carrey’s hesitation had more to do with studio compensation for the sequel rather than the overall idea of a follow-up. With the Farrelly Brothers themselves set to write and direct and Jeff Daniels already expressing interest, it seems the project is back on. For more on the potential plot, hit the jump.
Before he starred in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels was best known as the dumb (or dumber) half of Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. It’s nice to see that Daniels has embraced his intellectual side as well as his absurdly ignorant side, but it’s looking like he might return to form alongside Jim Carrey in a Dumb and Dumber sequel next year. At a recent Television Critics Association panel for The Newsroom, Daniels addressed the progress of the sequel, why there has been a delay and when the project might shoot. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
In October, we reported that Jim Carrey was set to reteam with co-star Jeff Daniels for the sequel Dumb and Dumber To, but that apparently won’t be the case. According to ETonline, Carrey has decided not to reprise his role as Lloyd Christmas. The actor was reportedly “frustrated” by the lack of enthusiasm on the part of Warner Bros. “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer,” Carrey said in a statement to ETonline, “after all it’s implied in the title.” Original writer-directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly were going to produce and direct the sequel with Sean Anders (That’s My Boy) and John Morris co-writing the script.
Hit the jump for more.