“Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!”
After 18 years, it looked like the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” was actually going to happen. Unfortunately, it appears that star Jim Carrey is officially pulling out of the project.
According to ET Online, Carrey thought higher ups at New Line and Warner Bros. “showed a lack of enthusiasm” about the sequel, which was to be titled “Dumb and Dumber To.” (Carrey and fellow co-star Jeff Daniels were set to reprise their roles as the knuckle-headed pals, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.)
“I would have thought ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ was a no-brainer,” said Carrey. “After all, it’s implied in the title.”
Last year, Carrey spoke to ComingSoon.net about the possibility of returning to the franchise. “We’re talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about. There’s ‘Bruce Almighty’ and we’re talking about maybe another ‘Dumb and Dumber.’”
While the 1994 classic has muscled its way into the goofball hall of fame, its legacy has been somewhat sullied with “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” the universally panned prequel, which only grossed $ 39 million worldwide.
Though audiences may not see any Harry/Lloyd shenanigans in the near future, Daniels and Carrey are certainly not without work. The former is set to star in the HBO series, “The Newsroom,” and Carrey will next appear alongside Steve Carell in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”