Peter Farrelly has today confirmed that the 1994 hit comedy Dumb and Dumber that he co-wrote and directed with his brother Bobby and Bennett Yellin, will finally get a sequel, and go into production starting in September.
Peter Farrelly told ComingSoon.net that:
“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.”
The original Dumb and Dumber represented one of Carrey’s breakout comedy roles. The film was given a prequel in 2003 with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (written by The Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, but not directed by the brothers), but Peter Farrelly stresses that this is something very different.
“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.'”
For further updates on the production of the sequel go to ComingSoon.net who first broke the story.