This has been the week of comedy sequels first we got the confirmation of “Anchorman” and today, we learn Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey will be reunited for “Dumb and Dumber 2.” Director Peter Farrelly dropped the news in an interview with ComingSoon.com.
“We’re getting set to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ in September,” he says. “It’s the first sequel we’ve ever done and we’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.”
You’ll remember the 1994 buddy classic was given a forgettable prequel in 2003.
“We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer,'” Farrelly stressed. “That was a studio thing. So we’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 and Dumber’ and he said, ‘This is the perfect sequel. Let’s do it.'”
Farrelly said that production is slated to begin this summer. Thoughts?