The actor had reportedly grown weary of delays and a "lack of enthusiasm" for the project on the part of New Line and Warner Brothers saying "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber Two was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title."
But in a recent press conference for his HBO series "Newsroom" Carrey's "Dumb and Dumber" co-hort, Jeff Daniels, indicated that the sequel would be moving forward after all, saying:
“Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys want to do it. 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 to Carrey's previous statement, Daniels feels that the heat of the moment dictated Carrey's (momentary?) departure from the film.
"...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. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done it. The Farrellys wanted more work done on it so they got working on it and I think last week they decided to push the shooting of it to next year, possibly because I wasn’t going to move 'The Newsroom.'"
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
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