After years in development, earlier this year it finally seemed Dumb and Dumber To was finally going to go ahead, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both agreeing to star. Then last week disaster struck when New Line Cinema dropped the comedy sequel.
However that’s turned out to just be a bump at the end of a very long road, as now Universal Pictures and Red Granite Pictures have come onboard to back the film.
Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly revealed the news themselves, tweeting, ‘IT”S OFFICIAL: Dumb and Dumber To is going into production with @RedGranitePics and @UniversalPics!!! #DumbTo’
Carrey and Daniels will be back as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, with the stars, filmmakers, and studios working out scheduling to get production started as quickly as possible. There is a bit of extra urgency as Jeff Daniels wants to shoot before he has to go back to work on The Newsroom, while Jim Carrey wants to get it in the can ahead of filming the bank heist comedy Loomis Fargo with Owen Wilson.
Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly are directing from a script by Sean Anders and John Morris, which the directors rewrote themselves. The story revolves around Lloyd and Harry trying to find one of their illegitimate children, so they can donate one of their kidneys to save the child’s life. It’ll shoot on a $35 million budget.