‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ Loses Jim Carrey

The comedian leaves the Farrelly Brothers sequel because he felt New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. weren't enthusiastic about the project.
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‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ Loses Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey departs Dumb and Dumber 2Back in October, we reported that Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly were planning Dumb and Dumber 2 (apparently titled Dumb and Dumber To, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels set to return as Lloyd and Harry. Today we have word that Jim Carrey has left the project, due to New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. showing a, "lack of enthusiasm" for the follow-up.

Here's what the actor had to say, through his publicist.

"I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title."

The Farrelly brothers have had casting roadblocks in the past involving the funnyman. He was set to star alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in The Three Stooges before the project fell apart. The brothers eventually went with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos. Of course, it will be a lot harder to re-cast a role like Lloyd Christmas for a sequel, especially for a comedy as popular as Dumb and Dumber.

Sex Drive writers Sean Anders and John Morris wrote the screenplay for the Farrelly's to direct from. It's not clear yet if this casting departure will mean the end of this sequel or not.

Dumb and Dumber To was released November 14th, 2014.

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  • otaku4life1983 • 2 years ago

    jim carey hates playing the same character twice...movie was fail anyway

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    • crypt • 3 years ago

      I love how it says Jim left then at the bottom it says Dumb and Dumber 2 is in development and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels." Hahahahahaha. Anyways, they better stop production of this like, now. They tried this before. It did not work out.

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      • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

        You can't really recast characters from a movie that was specifically a Jim Carrey vehicle. Look at the prequel.

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        • instead8909 • 3 years ago

          No loss for me, I thought the prequel was horrible

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          • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

            Jim Carrey got smart!.

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            • Ezmobot • 3 years ago

              This is fragile territory anyways. If it works then great, but at the very least both actors need to come back, or it should end there. No one can replace Jim or Jeff. A few comments mentioned that Jim has been out of the limelight. That's not true. It's not likely Jim needs much work to stay happy these days, but Yes man was great and I look forward to Burt Wonderstone, not to mention all the small/Indy stuff he has done. Clearly Jim is in control.

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              • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                Just when I was getting excited for this one, this sh*t happens

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                • vampire2000 • 3 years ago

                  Didn't need a sequel, anyway. No big loss.

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                  • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                    Come back, Jim Carrey! You and Jeff Daniels were a great team together in the original! :-(

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                    • Agent-Cooper • 3 years ago

                      Disappointing, but if the produceres weren't passionate enough about the project, then Jim Carrey did the right thing by leaving. Hopefully, the studio will either work more seriously on it and have Carrey return or they will abandon the project all together. No Jim Carrey (or Jeff Daniels for that matter), no Dumb and Dumber.

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                      • frank2029 • 3 years ago

                        Uhhh did i miss something here? Where in this article does Jim Carrey say he is leaving the project? As a matter of fact your last few words are as follows...

                        "Dumb and Dumber 2 is in development and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels. The film is directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly."

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                        • supermanvenom • 3 years ago

                          @thedude1 I hope you are right.

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                          • space101 • 3 years ago

                            This isn't good at all...

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                            • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                              I wasn't looking forward to this anyways. Carrey may come back into the fold if shown the love, but for now this is dead.

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                              • red-ruddy • 3 years ago

                                Which means it's not happening

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                                • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                                  @moviegeek Dumb & Dumberer was a prequel. So this movie would have been the sequel.

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                                  • moviegeek • 3 years ago

                                    Wouldn't this be dumb and dumber 3?

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                                    • newtron • 3 years ago

                                      I mean, there is no Dumb and Dumber 2 without Jim Carrey. Anybody else as Lloyd Christmas is a guaranteed flop.

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                                      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                                        The script must really suck

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                                        • hooky89 • 3 years ago

                                          i kinda happy he has apparently left the project due to the fact i love the first one so much id hate to see a sequel be hated.. which is a likely thing to happen i think. on the other hand we'd all love to see those to guys again and what theyv been up too. its simply no jim carrey .. no dumb and dumber 2.

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