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?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
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Eduardo J. Narvaez on Aug 6, 2012
rennmaxbeta on Aug 6, 2012
but.... Jims back on the project. it was announced a day or 2 ago and ive been waiting for you guys to post it so i knew it was fact!
DoomCanoe on Aug 6, 2012
Nothing has been announced. At the time it was just talk from either Daniels again or The Farrellys. That's all this is, but we wanted to wait for more substantial information, and this provided it.
Ethan Anderton on Aug 6, 2012
word dude thank you for the heads up!
DoomCanoe on Aug 6, 2012
Take years, don't care, just make sure Daniels & Carrey are on board.
avconsumer2 on Aug 6, 2012
if this doesn't get done with these 2 geniuses, then i will commit suicide. pure and simple.
Lowrider83 on Aug 6, 2012
Has anyone seen The Newsroom? I'm curious if it's worth a watch, Sorkin and Daniels have me intrigued.
Matt Peloquin on Aug 6, 2012
It's by far the best show on television right now, imo. I could not recommend this show more if watching it would cure cancer. Actually, it just might. It's that good. 😉 The writing is fantastic, the dialog and character interactions/developments are great (the dynamic between Jeff Daniels and Sam Waterston in particular is extremely entertaining), and, they are always reporting on true, real life events like the oil spill or political events from the past 2 years, which really grounds it in reality, makes it believable and the viewer feel like they're part of it. Hell, even Olivia Munn is doing a bang-up job and really earned my respect with her role. I suppose it -does- help if you have at least a remote interest in politics, what the hell is going on in the world and know your way around certain subjects. All I can say is, I haaaate waiting a week for the next episode, and I truly wish there was a news program like this out there.
SuicidalOptimist on Aug 6, 2012
I'm glad they're not rushing this, so it gets done right. I'm really excited to see what those two dipshits have been up to all these years. And I'd say the Farrelly's need this, and need it to be good.
grimjob on Aug 6, 2012
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