Last October, is was revealed that Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly were planning Dumb and Dumber 2 (apparently going under the working title Dumb and Dumber To), which at the time had both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels set to return as Lloyd and Harry.
However Jim Carrey has left the project, due to New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. showing a, “lack of enthusiasm” for the follow-up, according to ET Online. Here’s what Carrey had to say, through his publicist. “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”
The Farrelly brothers have had casting roadblocks in the past involving the funnyman. He was set to star alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in The Three Stooges before the project fell apart. Of course, it will be a lot harder to re-cast a role like Lloyd Christmas for a sequel, especially for a comedy as popular as Dumb and Dumber. It’s also not clear what a ‘lack of enthusiasm’ means, although suggests perhaps the studio didn’t want to pay what Carrey was asking.
Sex Drive writers Sean Anders and John Morris wrote the screenplay for the Farrelly’s to direct from. It’s not clear yet if this casting departure will mean the end of the sequel or not.