Monday, April 2, 2012

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Confirmed For "Dumb & Dumber" Sequel!

Hello readers, Andrew here. To be technical, yesterday was my actual birthday, but this news is one of the best belated birthday gifts ever!

In what has to be one of the greatest pieces of movie news I've ever heard, broke an exclusive story yesterday that Bobby and Peter Farrelly confirmed that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will be reprising their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in a sequel to 1994's Dumb & Dumber!

Carrey (left) as Lloyd Christmas in one of his breakout roles in 1994's Dumb & Dumber, with Jeff Daniels

The Farrelly Brothers are out promoting their new film The Three Stooges (which, in my opinion, looks absolutely horrible) and must have decided it was the best time to make their announcement for the long-awaited sequel.

After Peter Farrelly made it clear he and his brother had nothing to do with the atrocity that was Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, saying, "We did not do 'Dumb & Dumberer'. That was a studio thing," he explained why now was the time to make their sequel:

"(W)e've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again.' He had just watched 'Dumb & Dumber' and he said, 'This is the perfect sequel. Let's do it.'"

To further add to the awesomeness of this news, Farrelly added that production on the film starts later THIS YEAR, which means we could have the finished product as soon as 2013!

We'll continue to bring updates as we learn more about the production of this film, right here on Two Tickets For!

Editor's Note: Speaking of Jeff Daniels, he's starring in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show The Newsroom, and the trailer for it hit the web yesterday. Daniels plays a news anchor who goes into a downward spiral and it looks exactly how I'd imagine an Aaron Sorkin show on HBO would look. Which is to say, pretty darn good. Check it out:

Fun Fact: Considering I have the original film as one of my Top Ten Favorite Films, that makes it TWO of my favorite films to have an official sequel announced within the last 4 days (Anchorman being the other)!

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