Just over one week after New Line Cinema dropped the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To, Universal Pictures and Red Granite Pictures have come aboard to give the project a second wind. Take a look at the tweet sent out by directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, then read on for more information.
Dumb and Dumber stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are locked in to reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, with the stars, filmmakers, and studios working out scheduling to get production started as quickly as possible.
There is some urgency at play here, since Jeff Daniels wants to shoot before going back to work on The Newsroom, and Jim Carrey wants to start shooting before he moves on to the bank heist comedy Loomis Fargo with Owen Wilson.
Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly are directing from a script by Sean Anders and John Morris, which they directors rewrote themselves. The story revolves around Lloyd and Harry trying to find one of their illegitimate children, so they can donate one of their kidneys to save the child's life. Red Granite is putting up the $35 million budget, and is selling to foreign territories, while Universal retains domestic distribution rights.