DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel Moves Forward with Universal Pictures and Red Granite

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When last we reported on the status of the Dumb & Dumber sequel, it had been dropped by Warner Bros. with Bobby and Peter Farrelly eyeing Red Granite to finance and a number of studios vying for domestic distribution.  Today, the Farrelly brothers confirmed that Red Granite will indeed be backing the film as well as handling international distribution, and that Universal Pictures has stepped in as a domestic distributor.  Fans of Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) should now be excited that the long awaited sequel to the 1994 hit comedy can now get off the ground.  Hit the jump for more.

Warner Bros. Dumps DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel; Farrelly Brothers Shop Elsewhere [Updated]

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Dumb & Dumber’s Lloyd (Jim Carrey) said it best: “We got no food, no jobs … our pets’ heads are falling off!”  And now it seems as if the on-screen troubles for the dumb duo will continue off screen as Warner Bros. has opted not to move forward on the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To.  The sequel to the Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s 1994 hit comedy original still has a chance, however.  The Farrellys are expected to shop the project around at other studios now that the Warners have lost interest.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: Deadline reports Red Granite is in "first position" to finance the sequel and take on the foreign distribution rights.  The report counts five studios eying the domestic rights, including Universal.]

Jeff Daniels Talks DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel Which Could Shoot As Early As Next May

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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.

Director Sean Anders Talks THAT’S MY BOY, the DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel with Jim Carrey, and THREE MISSISSIPPI with Will Ferrell

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The raunchy and outrageous comedy That’s My Boy tells the story of Donny Berger (Adam Sandler), an aimless loser who knocked up his smoking hot teacher when he was a teenager, and was left to raise their love child even though he was completely unprepared to be a parent.  Now, 30 years later, Todd (Andy Samberg) is all grown up and a successful Wall Street executive who hasn’t seen his father in years.  But, with Donny owing tens of thousands to the IRS, he figures that tracking down his son will not only give him the chance to ask for the money he needs to stay out of jail, but to also finally bond with his son.

At the film’s press day, writer/director Sean Anders talked to Collider for this exclusive interview about what made Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg the perfect pairing for this film, what he’d like to see on the DVD, and the collaboration he had with Sandler both in reworking the script and on set during filming.  He also talked about signing on to write and direct Three Mississippi (with partner John Morris), about two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated, the possibility of a Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler pairing for the film, and the status of the Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jim Carrey.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Director Sean Anders Talks THREE MISSISSIPPI with Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler and the DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel with Jim Carrey

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This weekend is the press junket for the raunchy and outrageous comedy That’s My Boy, in which Adam Sandler plays Donny Berger, the screw-up who became a teenage parent when his smoking hot teacher gave birth to his child while in jail. While Collider was there, we got the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with director Sean Anders (Sex Drive), to talk about his involvement with the film and what he’ll be working on next.

We’ll run what he had to say about collaborating with Adam Sandler and how crazy the improvisation got on set closer to the film’s June 15th release, but we did want to share what he had to say about signing on to write and direct Three Mississippi (with partner John Morris), about two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated, the possibility of a Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler pairing for the film, and the status of the Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jim Carrey.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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