Jim Carrey withdraws from Dumb and Dumber To


Evidently frustrated at the lack of studio enthusiasm for the sequel, which was supposed to be shooting a little later this year per my interview with Peter Farrelly, Jim Carrey has dropped out of the upcoming sequel to Dumb and Dumber, which carries the pretty awesome title Dumb and Dumber To. Carrey joked about the film, “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”

This is a damn shame. I thought that Dumb and Dumber To was probably the last good chance for the Farrellys to redeem themselves as writers and directors. I’m not counting Movie 43, as they’re only producing that and possibly doing one of several shorts. Three Stooges was just utter crap and just barely made its money back, so the brothers are probably looking pretty toxic these days. Unless Carrey can be coaxed back to this movie, it’s probably dead in the water, since there’s absolutely no point to another Dumb and Dumber movie without Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. But for real, though, if all this “frustration with lack of enthusiasm” jazz is actually just Carrey saying, “I am too big and important for this stupid little movie anymore,” I hope someone gets the stick out of his ass and forces him to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins a thousand times until his eyeballs get set aflame. 

[Via ET Online]