Jim Carrey Quits ‘Dumb And Dumber’ Sequel

Jim Carrey just pulled out of the sequel of “Dumb and Dumber” just a few months after the project was announced. The reason: Carrey became progressively more frustrated with New Line and Warner Brothers’ apparent lack of enthusiasm for the project (according to ETOnline sources).

“I would have thought ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ [the sequel's title] was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title,” a clever Carrey told ETOnline through his spokesperson.

In early April, director Peter Farelly confirmed that both original leading men, Carrey and Jeff Daniels, would reprise their roles in a “Dumber” sequel to begin shooting in September.

Carrey hasn’t completely burned his bridge with New Line and Warner Brothers: He appears next year in their film “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” ”Dumb and Dumber” was the third in a string of hit comedy films Carrey starred in during the year of 1994 — launching him from mere comedy skit show actor on Fox’s “In Living Color” to A-list movie star. “The Mask,” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” preceded “Dumber” that year.

UPDATE (6 p.m. PST): Sources close to the project tell Yahoo! Movies the film will not be made without Carrey.

Should Jim Carrey have stuck with Dumb and Dumber? Would YOU watch that sequel even if he didn’t star in it?

Source: Yahoo News

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Jim Carrey All Set in ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′?

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been quietly developing a sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” for awhile now.

Back in October, we heard that Sean Anders and John Morris — the comedy screenwriting duo behind “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” — were hard at work on a script. That was the last bit of news about the project… at least until this weekend, when Peter Farrelly dropped a Twitter-imploding bombshell in the middle of a “Three Stooges” press junket.

“We’re getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September,” the director told ComingSoon.net. “We’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.”

Farrelly may have jumped the gun a little bit — a source close to the production tells EW that the film is “moving along, but it’s not greenlit yet.” It’s hard to imagine a green light is too far away, though — following last week’s announcement about the impending arrival of “Anchorman 2,” this feels like the moment for long-awaited comedy sequels. (Also: Is this a big day for Jeff Daniels, or what?)

Source: CNN

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