Here's what the actor had to say, through his publicist.
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. The brothers eventually went with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos. 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.
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 this sequel or not.
Dumb and Dumber To comes to theaters November 14th, 2014 and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Rob Riggle. The film is directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly.