'Dumb and Dumber 2' Loses Jim Carrey

The comedian leaves the Farrelly Brothers sequel because he felt New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. weren't enthusiastic about the project.

Jim Carrey departs Dumb and Dumber 2
Jim Carrey departs Dumb and Dumber 2
Back in October, we reported that Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly were planning Dumb and Dumber 2 (apparently titled Dumb and Dumber To, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels set to return as Lloyd and Harry. Today we have word that Jim Carrey has left the project, due to New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. showing a, "lack of enthusiasm" for the follow-up.

Here's what the actor had to say, through his publicist.

"I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title."

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 was released November 14th, 2014 and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French. The film is directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly.



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Comments (26)

  1. Otaku4life1983

    jim carey hates playing the same character twice...movie was fail anyway

    1 year agoby @otaku4life1983Flag

  2. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    I love how it says Jim left then at the bottom it says Dumb and Dumber 2 is in development and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels." Hahahahahaha. Anyways, they better stop production of this like, now. They tried this before. It did not work out.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  3. CBF

    You can't really recast characters from a movie that was specifically a Jim Carrey vehicle. Look at the prequel.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  4. Writer220

    No loss for me, I thought the prequel was horrible

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    Jim Carrey got smart!.

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Ezmobot

    This is fragile territory anyways. If it works then great, but at the very least both actors need to come back, or it should end there. No one can replace Jim or Jeff. A few comments mentioned that Jim has been out of the limelight. That's not true. It's not likely Jim needs much work to stay happy these days, but Yes man was great and I look forward to Burt Wonderstone, not to mention all the small/Indy stuff he has done. Clearly Jim is in control.

    2 years agoby @EzmobotFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    Just when I was getting excited for this one, this sh*t happens

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. Vamp

    Didn't need a sequel, anyway. No big loss.

    2 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  9. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Come back, Jim Carrey! You and Jeff Daniels were a great team together in the original! :-(

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  10. Agent-Cooper

    Disappointing, but if the produceres weren't passionate enough about the project, then Jim Carrey did the right thing by leaving. Hopefully, the studio will either work more seriously on it and have Carrey return or they will abandon the project all together. No Jim Carrey (or Jeff Daniels for that matter), no Dumb and Dumber.

    2 years agoby @Agent-CooperFlag

  11. frank2029

    Uhhh did i miss something here? Where in this article does Jim Carrey say he is leaving the project? As a matter of fact your last few words are as follows...

    "Dumb and Dumber 2 is in development and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels. The film is directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly."

    2 years agoby @frank2029Flag

  12. supermanvenom

    @thedude1 I hope you are right.

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  13. Space101

    This isn't good at all...

    2 years agoby @space101Flag

  14. ejk1

    I wasn't looking forward to this anyways. Carrey may come back into the fold if shown the love, but for now this is dead.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. red_ruddy

    Which means it's not happening

    2 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  16. TheDude1

    @moviegeek Dumb & Dumberer was a prequel. So this movie would have been the sequel.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  17. moviegeek

    Wouldn't this be dumb and dumber 3?

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  18. Newtron

    I mean, there is no Dumb and Dumber 2 without Jim Carrey. Anybody else as Lloyd Christmas is a guaranteed flop.

    2 years agoby @newtronFlag

  19. thedude-abides

    The script must really suck

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  20. Hooky89

    i kinda happy he has apparently left the project due to the fact i love the first one so much id hate to see a sequel be hated.. which is a likely thing to happen i think. on the other hand we'd all love to see those to guys again and what theyv been up too. its simply no jim carrey .. no dumb and dumber 2.

    2 years agoby @hooky89Flag

  21. TheDude1

    @supermanvenom They won't do it without Carrey. Hopefully though they are smart and offer him more money or something.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  22. supermanvenom

    Shouldn't do it then. They will just get some stupid not funny person to take over. They would probably get Sandler to take over.

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  23. Blackout23

    no jim carrey no dumb and dumber 2

    2 years agoby @Blackout23Flag

  24. Joshua Hollaway

    " I don't want to wait till production in 2014. I need Money now!"

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  25. kingbrady

    kinda seems like the production companies forced his hand, he doesnt want to wait

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  26. TheDude1

    His career is over now. Just when he could have been big again he goes and does something like this!!!!

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag