For those who don't know, earlier this year it looked as if the long in-development follow-up to the 1990s comedy classic, Dumber & Dumber, was finally going to happen with directors The Farrelly Brothers and stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels all agreeing to do the sequel. The flick would pick up 20 years after the duo's trip to Aspen and have nothing to do with the awful 2003 prequel, Dumber & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.
But just as much as it all seemed too good to be true, news came a few months back that Carrey - the one must-have to the whole project - had backed out due to "a lack of enthusiasm" from the studio to do the sequel. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that basically mean in Hollywood terms, "they didn't want to pay me what I wanted?"
Anyway, as big a letdown as that news was, it now looks like Carrey may have come around and is willing to do the project again (maybe he realized all the money he would make off of percentage points from the film's box office?).
Speaking to Hollywood.com, Jeff Daniels (who's been absolutely fantastic this summer on HBO's The Newsroom) says progress on the film is back on:
"We almost were able to kinda get it done this year, but they're still working on the script.
"Jim wants to do it, I want to do it, the Farrellys want to do it... We're all hoping that it'll come together early next year."
Not exactly the most reassuring words but it's more enthusiastic then saying, "The project is completely dead because Jim doesn't want to do it."
Let's hope they can all work out the differences and shoot this thing early next year (it was supposed to shoot this Fall).
More on the project as it becomes available.