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Farrelly Brothers' Next Project Looks to Be a 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel

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October 26, 2011
Source: Deadline

Dumb & Dumber

Twice in the past year, 17 years after Dumb & Dumber hit theaters, there have been rumblings from all the right sources that a sequel to the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels might be on the way. The former actor, who hasn't enjoyed the glory of his comedy heyday in years, revealed in June that he might revisit Lloyd Christmas and director Bobby Farrelly, the other half of the sibling duo alongside Peter Farrelly, also said they were thinking about what Harry and Lloyd would be up to 20 years after the original film. Now Deadline has news on some writers for the sequel that might be the Farrellys' next film.

The plan is to bring both Carrey and Daniels back in their respective roles, but this time the Farrelly Brothers won't be writing the film themselves. This time it will be Sex Drive writers Sean Anders and John Morris (who also directed the upcoming comedy I Hate You Dad starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg) who will make with the funny this time around. Apparently this deal has been in the works for a little while now, but the desire to finally get The Three Stooges off the ground pushed back those plans. Now Anders and Morris just have to make sure they come up with something better than the poorly planned and received prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, a film which has thankfully been mostly forgotten by those who had their eyes burned out by watching it.

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  • JL
    Awesome!  I'd love to see Jim Carrey return to one of his best characters.  He and Daniels made such a good comedic duo, it will be fun to see how stupid they can get in this sequel.
  • stfugtfo
    yyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeessssssss keep the good news comin
  • http://mithunonthe.net MithunOnThe.Net
    Undoubtedly one of the funniest movies of all-time!
  • JBrotsis
    I think Jim Carrey has had some funny movie in his recent years...of course all his movies in the 80s-90s were probably funnier. But if this movie does become a hit, they should make another Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura movies were way funnier than Dumb and Dumber).
    • JL
      Yes Man comes to mind as a recent comedic success.  And it had Zooey Deschanel in it who's adorable.
      • Jules
        I liked "Dick & Jane" & "Bruce Almighty"
        • JL
          I liked Bruce Almighty as well.  Although there were several good moments in Fun with Dick and Jane, I thought that overall it deserves a "meh".
  • Posthuman
    I think all of them could use a Giant Hit right now!!!
  • Matts
    We'll see.. the prequel Dumb and Dumberer was an atrocity of a film.
  • Spider
    This is awesome news!!! I sure hope Carrey and Daniels both sign up for this flick. 

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