Jeff Daniels Says ‘Dumb & Dumber 2′ is Still Alive

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 Jeff Daniels Says Dumb & Dumber 2 is Still Alive

In the long line of remakes, reboots and delayed sequels, Dumb & Dumber 2 (which might go by the more inspired title of Dumb & Dumber Too) was a diamond in the rough. Nearly two decades have passed since the Farrelly Brothers partnered with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to create a comedy classic, but recent news that the directors and stars were all game for a sequel gave the project an authenticity fans could happily get behind.

Things took a downward turn when the joyous news of Dumb & Dumber 2‘s existence was derailed by a later update from Carrey that Warner Bros./New Line was dragging their collective feet on a greenlight and funding, causing Carrey to step away from the project. However, according to the other half of the D&D team – actor Jeff Daniels – the sequel may not be as dead as everyone has been fearing…

Daniels is currently promoting his HBO drama series The Newsroom (from Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin), and the actor talked about Dumb & Dumber Too with Crave Online during a Television Critics Association panel. According to Daniels, the Dumb & Dumber sequel is showing sure signs of life:

“Oh sure, even more so now… Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys 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.”

dumb dumber 2 Jeff Daniels Says Dumb & Dumber 2 is Still Alive

Regarding Carrey’s involvement: Daniels went on to say that Carrey indeed got frustrated with being held in abeyance by the studio, but that doesn’t mean the comedian has walked away from the project. In fact, he’s just waiting for all parties to settle on a start date:

“….this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done it. The Farrellys wanted more work done on it so they got working on it and I think last week they decided to push the shooting of it to next year, possibly because I wasn’t going to move ‘The Newsroom.’”

By all accounts, the Farrellys should be done with their script revision soon, at which point Carrey and Daniels will hopefully have the necessary time on their hands. As a bright spot of hope for you Dumb & Dumber fans out there: This seems more like the troubled start to something that will actually materialize, more than it does another stutter-step that winds up in development limbo. We’ve all been patient this long – and let’s face it, this small snag is nothing compared to the epic saga that is the Ghostbusters 3 delay

In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated on the status of Dumb & Dumber 2 (or Too); If Daniels is right, the sequel could start shooting around the summer of 2013.

Source: Crave Online

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  1. This is great news. Just hope the script is up to par and jim and jeff are able to recapture the magic of the first one. Has been a while since their antics. Hopefully they didn’t lose their touch.

  2. I was hoping this was the case, and the actor(s) and studio would resolve their differences. Other than The Hobbit, there is not other film I am anticipating more than this. Dumb and Dumber is a classic comedy, and I’d love to see what Harry and Lloyd are up to, close to 20 years later. In my opinion, no other characters have so aptly approached the Three Stooges, without imitating and stealing from them.

    • The best thing is, I’ve been wondering for years now what a middle-aged Dumb and Dumber would be up to.

  3. “So you’re saying there’s a chance!”

    • “Wait a minute… What was all that ‘One in a million’ talk?”

      • thats who i wanna c now…Mary Swanson

  4. HECK YES :D

  5. Come on Kofi…Ghostbusters 3 **sniffle** will **dries eyes** get **complete emotional breakdown** made. WAHHHHHHH!

  6. The inspired title of this film is supposed to be Dumb and Dumber “To” and not “Too”. The latter would not be very inspired now would it?

  7. It feels like we are moving at an increasable rate!!! Hahah best movie of all time !! EPIC don’t lest us down!!!

  8. D&D is my favorite comedy movie hands down. I never get sick of watching it whenever it’s on TV (which is a lot).

    I can only hope that the sequel does not disappoint.