Jim Carrey makes smart decision to avoid Dumb and Dumber sequel
Jim Carrey has sensationally quit the eagerly anticipated sequel to 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber, claiming that the producers behind the film haven’t shown enough interest.
The screen comic was all set to rejoin directors the Farrelly brothers and co-star Jeff Daniels for Dumb And Dumber To but has sent a statement to ET Online insisting that he has left the project.
“I would have thought Dumb And Dumber To was a no-brainer,” said Carrey. “After all, it’s implied in the title.”
Carrey’s dissatisfaction is apparently with producers Warner Bros and New Line, who believes did not show enough interest in getting the project – which was due to begin filming in autumn – off the ground.
The Farrelly brothers had been particularly eager to begin the project, having spoke at length of their plans for the film while publicising their upcoming but already poorly received Three Stooges reboot during its US release.
“We’ve always wanted to do a sequel and Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it,” said the brothers earlier this year.
“Jim was busy, but he called and said, ‘We’ve got to do this thing again.’ He had just watched Dumb and Dumber and he said, ‘This is the perfect sequel. Let’s do it,”. Sadly for now, it appears as though we may have to wait indefinitely for Harry and Lloyd to be reunited.