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.
“[Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels] are in a point in their career where they had so much fun the first time that they’re willing to do it. We will make this movie.”
As for the plot, he went on to say,
“The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he’s having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys.”
According to IGN, the brothers are looking for an autumn 2013 release, and they have confirmed for wary audiences worried about the continued dumbness of the main characters, “I can tell you that there is no growth out of either one of them.”