Actors/Actresses

‘Dumb And Dumber’ Sequel Confirmed

Nearly 20 years after Dumb and Dumber hit theaters, the sequel for the movie has been confirmed! Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, who starred in the 1994 original, will be reprising their roles as Lloyd and Harry for the modern update to the franchise. Brothers Peter and Bob Farrelly will also return as directors for the Dumb and Dumber sequel.

Carrey confirmed the news via his Twitter page, tweeting a photo of the infamously chipped tooth in his character’s signature mischievous smile. The actor captioned the photo: “GESS HUUZ BAK BICHEZ?” Warner Bros. originally acquired the rights to the Dumb and Dumber sequel, but abandoned the project earlier this year for unspecified reasons. It’s now been confirmed that Universal Studios has picked up the movie and acquired the rights for it.

Daniels, who has been starring as Will McAvoy on the HBO series The Newsroom, said that Carrey was originally opposed to the idea of a Dumb and Dumber sequel. However, he began to warm up to the project once the Farrelly brothers signed on to direct. “He turned 50, and that’ll mellow you out, and suddenly he’s going, ‘Let’s have some fun.’…And we’re going, ‘Great!'” Daniels said. “And the Farrellys said, ‘This isn’t a money grab — let’s really write a great second movie that takes the original and then blows it up even further.’ And I think they did that.”

Meanwhile, Carrey has had a busy year on the big screen. He starred in the comedy flick The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as well as the superhero action-comedy movie Kick-Ass 2. Unfortunately, his recent results at the box office have been a far cry from his ‘90s heyday. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone made only $27 million at the box office, while Kick-Ass 2 was a modest hit with $55 million in ticket sales. Carrey will also appear as Adam McKay in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which is scheduled to be released in December.

Dumb and Dumber was a box office smash when it was released in 1994. Made on a $17 million budget, the film earned well over $247 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful films of the year. Although the film has achieved cult classic status, it received mixed reviews from critics and in the awards department. Carrey won for Best Comic Performance and Best Kiss (with Lauren Holly) at the 1995 MTV Movie Awards, but was also nominated for “Worst New Star” at the 1995 Razzies.