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In a news story that won't show the common courtesy of just going away, apparently there's been a new development in the 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel. The original film starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as a pair of lovable morons on a cross country road trip. It was a major hit for the Farrelly Brothers ('There's Something About Mary'), and a prequel, 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,' was released in 2003, but without the involvement of the fraternal directing team. Earlier this year, the word was that things were moving along quite nicely on the upcoming sequel; with both directors and stars in place to return. Then Jim Carrey came to his senses and exited the project a couple months ago, which should by all rights have killed it. Now Jeff Daniels is claiming that while the previously held September start date is no more, the film itself is still a go. He had this to say in a recent interview...
“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.”
Daniels goes on to claim that Jim Carrey is not in fact off the project, and that Carrey was simply frustrated by the studio's dragging their feet. Here again we must ask ourselves, why are these guys pushing so hard to get this completely unnecessary sequel made? What do the Farrellys have on them that they are unable to walk away? I mean, Daniels is currently on an Aaron Sorkin series, 'The Newsroom,' and Jim Carrey, well, ok maybe I can understand why he would have been eager for another chance to be a box office draw. And yet, it was Carrey who had the wherewithal to initially walk away. Now Jeff Daniels is speaking for him and claiming the project is still on? Does he know more about Jim Carrey's intentions than...Jim Carrey? Everything about this story, about this sequel, has me dubious. If we do actually see it, and mind you I would really rather not, it'll be a small miracle.
What do you guys think? Will this sequel ever get made? Does anyone really want it to?