Carrey and Daniels Onboard for Dumb and Dumber To


According to a Reddit AMA thread, director Peter Farrelly has confirmed that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are going to “totally redeem themselves” in Dumb and Dumber To:

“Yes. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are in.”

If, like me, Dumb and Dumber shaped your childhood, this news is a dream come true. Farrelly goes on to mention some side characters who he’d like to see played by Emma Stone and Channing Tatum:

“And there are a couple of other very juicy roles. I love that guy Channing Tatum and would love to get him in there. Also, there’s an excellent role for a young dumb girl. Emma Stone would knock it out of the park.”

Carrey, Daniels, Tatum, and Stone? Sounds like old comedy meeting new in the very best way. This is all assuming, of course, that the film gets made; when asked if the sequel was a sure thing, Farrelly stated:

“100% Guaranteed that it’s a possibility. We’re in negotiations right now with Warner Bros. And hope to have an announcement soon.”

In other words, nothing’s definite. But if the movie does get a green light, then it seems like the two main stars will be back in the Mutt Cutts Shaggin’ Wagon once again.

“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”

Check out the rest of the AMA thread here for some typical gross-out humor straight from the horse’s mouth, as well as interesting trivia tidbits about the Farrelly Brothers’ œuvre (including their upcoming film, Movie 43, which opens this Friday). For example, did you know that 95% 15% of Dumb and Dumber was improvised? Or that Stephen Merchant is the future of comedy?

~ Søren

  • luke_richardson

    Fantastic news! The six year old kid in me is raging with glee. Such a fantastic pairing, where it’s almost impossible to like either actor/character more than the other.

    • kimonoko

      I had the exact same reaction – I’m so happy. I really hope they don’t screw it up, but I get the feeling neither Carrey nor Daniels would be onboard if they didn’t feel the script was faithful or up to par with the previous film. We shall see!