It’s two-for-one on CHUD today, with confirmation that the upcoming Dumb & Dumber sequel reuniting the Farrelly brothers with stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels was to be titled Dumb & Dumber To. Also, it’s totally not happening anymore. Entertainment Tonight spoke to Carrey who expressed displeasure over lack of enthusiasm on the parts of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema:
“I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”
It seems like a petty thing to squabble over, but Carrey’s taking his ball and going home. Reading between the lines, I wonder whether or not “lack of enthusiasm” is Ace Ventura-speak for “not enough money.” One assumes that Carrey’s exit means death to the project. I can’t see Daniels sticking around, though after Three Stooges one might suspect the Bros. Farrelly would certainly be willing to roll the dice and recast. Carrey will next be seen in the magic comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell, while Daniels continues work on Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom over at HBO.