Shooting for “Dumb and Dumber” sequel will begin in September, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels set to return as the laugh-inducing nitwits
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are doubling down on dumbing down. At least, according to Peter Farrelly they are.
"Dumb and Dumber" co-writer and co-director Farrelly confirmed that Carrey and Daniels have signed on to reprise their roles as laugh-inducing nitwits Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in a sequel to the 1994 comedy.
The 1994 film chronicled a cross-country trek by well-intentioned but profoundly stupid pals Lloyd and Harry.
Farrelly was quick to disavow the 2003 version during the "Three Stooges" junket. He added that Daniels and Carrey were both eager to do the sequel, but the latter was hampered by schedule conflicts.
"We did not do 'Dumb and Dumberer,'" Farrelly emphasized. "That was a studio thing. So we've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. 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.'"
Daniels will star in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming project "The Newsroom," which premieres June 24.