‘Dumb & Dumber To’ Shooting in September Says Jeff Daniels

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Like watching Harry and Lloyd trying to push their way into a door marked “pull,” the  saga of Dumb & Dumber To has been a long frustrating battle towards an obvious conclusion.

After nearly two decades of “will they, won’t they” speculation concerning Dumb and Dumber directors The Farrelly Brothers and their leading men Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, the last year alone saw renwed drama, as Jim Carrey stepped back from the project due to friction with Warner Bros.; the studio then dropped the sequel entirely, but it was rescued by Universal and is still  headed for production.

In the video clip above (taken from The Jimmy Fallon Show), Jeff Daniels confirms that he and Carrey are indeed both in, and things are set to get underway, with The Farrelly’s to allegedly start shooting in September. 2014 will of course be the Twentieth anniversary of the first film, so the motivation to get production underway in 2013 is pretty clear, from a marketing standpoint.

Dumb Dumber To Jeff Daniels Interview Dumb & Dumber To Shooting in September Says Jeff Daniels

There’s also the advantageous selling point of having the sequel set in real time, so that Harry and Lloyd are now middle-aged (but still just as dumb, as Daniels states in the interview). That slice of meta should work in perfect tandem with the anniversary date to spark notstalgia in the millions of fans (including this writer) who nearly broke their ribs laughing at the first film; while the general comedic talents of Daniels and (in larger part) Carrey should capture the interest of comedy fans who may not have seen the film (yet).

The real question is whether or not the Farrelly’s – whose work on projects like Hall PassThree Stooges and the universally reviled Movie 43 - will be able to perhaps capture some of their ‘lost magic’ by reuniting with their Dumb and Dumber stars. A previously disclosed version of the movie has either Harry or Lloyd discovering that he is the father of a child in need of a kidney; that’s at least solid ground from which to build something great. 

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If all continues to go well, expect to see Dumb & Dumber To sometime in 2014 (possibly in accordance with the holiday season release of the first film?).

Source: NBC

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  1. Finally! Can’t wait!! I hope they “Carrey” through and start filming in September.

  2. Like they said last year when they were with Warner, they were set to shoot in September of 2012, or was it 2013… idek… but whatever the case may be, this is FANTASTIC news for everyone (and I mean everyone) Dumb and Dumber is a house hold name.

    Seeing Carrey as half-toothed middle age bafoon should be a welcomed treat, as well as a bowl-shaped hair cut.

    Hoping to see Daniels sport the long hair as well, but if he were to keep it short (same with Carrey) then it would be all the more welcomed.

    I’ve been, as well as many many fans, over the last 2 decades, for this film to be made..

    Farrelly Bros…. DON’T FUDGE IT UP.

    Let’s hope they can re-capture their long-lost magic

  3. Yes! Yes! Yes!

  4. This one has been on my most anticipated list for years! Finally!

    • I should say that both Jeff and Jim have been leaning a little left in the last few years, so I hope this sequel is as innocent as the first, and they don’t take any cheap shots at anyone, hoping to get laughts but offending half of their audience. I trust they won’t. The first film was a masterpiece in humor and ridiculousness.

  5. Just when I don’t think they could do anything dumber than this. They go and do this……AND TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES!

    • Swing and a miss.

  6. Omg! YES! How awesome is this! I cannot wait to laugh my but off!!!! This has been my dads fave movie since it came out! I know he’s going to love seeing those two work their hysterical magic on the screen once again!

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