While doing press rounds for the abysmal-looking comedy The Three Stooges, co-director Peter Farrelly told ComingSoon that they’re looking to begin production on a sequel to their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber this September. This could be good news for fans of the original who were disappointed with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, since the Farrelly Brothers didn’t have anything to do with that film. More details about their upcoming sequel after the jump.
Here’s what Farrelly told ComingSoon:
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…“We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer,'” he continues. “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.'”
So there you have it: confirmation that they’ve locked down both Carrey and Daniels, which is everything the fans have wanted since the original film’s release. For me, the most surprising thing isn’t that Jim Carrey wants to do it, it’s that Jeff Daniels would be willing to do it now that he’s starring in a brand new show called “The Newsroom” for Aaron Sorkin on HBO. So those of you who can’t get enough Jeff Daniels, here’s your fix until the still-untitled Dumb and Dumber sequel hits theaters, probably sometime in 2013.