Jeff Daniels Says 'Dumb & Dumber To' Looks to Shoot Next Summer
"So you're telling me there's a chance?" Despite the fact that Jim Carrey dropped out of Dumb & Dumber To due an apparent lack of interest from New Line and Warner Bros, it sounds like that might have been a momentary setback and the actor's frustration and resignation was not permanant. Crave Online recently caught up with Jeff Daniels and it sounds like the project, with a script from Sex Drive writers Sean Anders and John Morris and direction from Bobby and Peter Farrelly again, just might get new life next summer. Daniels said, "Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys want to do it." But when?
Well, apparently some more work needs to be done on the script, but Jeff Daniels has to shoot the second season of the hit HBO drama series "The Newsroom" starting in November. Thankfully, they're not going to rush just to get going as soon as possible. Daniels says:
"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. 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.”
As for the actions of his co-star, apparently Daniels was not angry with his backing out of the project. He says, "I understood why, because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it.” So it sounds like there's been a lot of work on the script, and having the studio not be all that invested in the sequel unless some script changes were made was the last thing Carrey wanted to hear. So here's hoping the film actually gets in front of cameras next summer, right?