Peter Farrelly has confirmed a September start date for the long-rumored Dumb And Dumber 2. Even better, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are confirmed to star.
ComingSoon has the exclusive announcement, which confirms rumors that have swirled for months. While speaking with Farrelly at a junket for his upcoming co-directorial effort The Three Stooges, the following was revealed:
“We’re getting set to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ in September,” he says. “It’s the first sequel we’ve ever done and we’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.”
The original film opened in 1994 and has since gone on to be considered a modern classic, constantly being quoted in dorm rooms and sleepovers to this day. A disastrous studio-ordered prequel entitled Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd arrived in 2003, but it is probably a film best left forgotten. In fact, Farrelly made it a point to differentiate the upcoming feature, stating:
“We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer,’” he continues. “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.’”
Hype and rumors surrounding this film are sure to come fast and furious (no pun intended), so stay tuned to UTG for more details and developments in the coming months.