Plans for a sequel to the 1994 hit comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were revealed earlier in the year, but the follow-up looked unlikely to happen when Carrey issued a statement in June announcing his withdrawal from the project and Daniels told reporters “it’s not happening.”
However, Daniels back-tracked in August and insisted that he, Carrey and the Farrellys are all keen to get the project under way.
“Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys want to do it,” he told Crave Online. “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.”
Daniels also hinted that the film may begin shooting during the first half of 2013.
He said: “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.”
The original Dumb and Dumber was released in 1994. It starred Carrey and Daniels as a pair of less-than-clever friends who embarked on a road-trip across America in pursuit of a woman with whom Carrey’s character had fallen in love. A firm favourite with film fans, Dumb and Dumber earned Carrey an MTV Movie Award for best comedic performance in 1995.
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