Peter and Bobby Farrelly Move Forward on ‘Dumb and Dumber 2’

‘Sex Drive’’s Sean Anders and John Morris have been hired to write the screenplay for this long awaited comedy.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to reunite for Dumb and Dumber 2
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to reunite for Dumb and Dumber 2
Now that brotherly duo Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly have gotten their dream project The Three Stooges out of the way, they are setting their sights on another long gestating project, the sequel to Dumb and Dumber.

The brothers plan to reunite original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and have already hired Sex Drive scribes Sean Anders an John Morris to pen the screenplay. Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly hope to direct the film themselves.

The original, which was released by New Line Cinema in 1994, could have been given a sequel earlier, but the studio decided on a cheap knock-off with look-alike actors instead, releasing the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd in 2003.

There is no set start date for Dumb and Dumber 2, but it could likely be Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's next directorial effort.

Dumb and Dumber was released December 16th, 1994 and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy, Charles Rocket, Victoria Rowell, Joe Baker. The film is directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly.

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.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Rockon

    Dumb and Dumber is my all time favorite movie, that movie inspires me and gives me hope. The prequel? Horrid, I watched maybe 5 minutes.

    3 years agoby @rockonFlag

  2. Diaigma


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  3. James17


    3 years agoby @zombie14Flag


    If Jim and Jeff are back then i'm in.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  5. McClane93

    i'll be waiting for this :D

    3 years agoby @McClane93Flag

  6. slysnide

    I don't know about this. It's been 17yrs. And I don't think anyone has any respect for the writing minds behind "Sex Drive."

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  7. DoubleR0522


    3 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  8. Salem6777

    this could work

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  9. Messenger


    Yeah man, I get what you're saying. I just kinda see everyone going through that "not relevant anymore" kick. I'm one of these people who doesn;t care what is made just as long as it's A. Entertaining B. Has artistic merit or C. both A. and B. but C is rarely the case now a days. For me writing comedy is hard cause you never know what's really going to be funny to people until the actors and director get the material. Yeah I can write funny dialog and scenes but I always struggle with it. So I can understand when a comedy doesn't come out right.

    3 years agoby @messengerFlag

  10. Rufio


    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    @supermanvenom -- That's a tip of the iceberg.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. Dragon1991


    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  13. Intoxicated

    WTF! why are they going to ruin a classic comedy?

    3 years agoby @IntoxicatedFlag

  14. ejk1

    @messenger Yeah, I Love You Phillip Morris only made about 20 million at the box office. Not exactly a profitable movie, especially concerning that payday of Carrey's. I love Carrey, but let's face it, the guy has not been on a great run the past five years or so. His films have been either mediocre or underperformers (Horton Hears a Who being an exception) at the box office, and as a result, Carrey has been moved to that position of "the not that relevant anymore" status. He needs a big hit to put him back at the front of the class, and since new material has not worked out great for him, he may as well go back to something that garnered him his lofty status. Will it work? I guess we'll see.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. TheStonedReviewer

    About freakin' time!

    3 years agoby @stonedFlag

  16. Messenger


    For as much money Jim Carrey makes I highly doubt he needs anything. I loved I love you Phillip Morris probably one of his best movies in a long time. As for a 2nd Dumb and Dumber movie, I have faith in Carrey and Daniels, they are both talented and can probably do it justice.

    3 years agoby @messengerFlag

  17. sirmetro

    Probably going to be a fail.

    3 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  18. Ps2fatboy

    that is just a DUMB idea ...pun intended

    3 years agoby @ps2fatboyFlag

  19. Jimthar

    stupid idea. i dont think the first one is funny and a sequel 20 YEARS LATER is just a stupid idea to begin with.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  20. supermanvenom

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx true. Look at them redoing the crow, dirty dancing and robo cop. argh so lame

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  21. TheDude1

    The first movie is one of the greatest comedies of all time. Having said that I would enjoy a sequel only if they could get back Carrey and Daniels. If those two come back then sign me up.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  22. Replicant

    No need for this, but whatever... at least it's not a dumb knock-off like the 2003 sequel...

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  23. ejk1

    I don't think this is long-awaited. I think it's more like "Jim Carrey needs a big hit real bad, so let's go back in time."

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  24. K-Man


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  25. Fry_3000

    be interesting if it takes off or it works, the last one was sh*t, the original is still funny. but they are older so, yeah it will be interesting.

    3 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  26. Dan

    First is a classic to me. Should leave it alone.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  27. Dbzfan91

    hahaha this is awesome!! I pray to god this turns out well because I'm all for a sequel if done right. I love the first one I can quote it line for line. I won't hold my breath on how well this turns out but still I can't wait!!

    3 years agoby @dbzfan91Flag

  28. Nicholaus XX

    @thrashnasty190@supermanvenom@bawnian-dexeus -- The first one was pretty funny, and I loved Jim and Jeff as a duo, but I don't think this will turn out very good, at all. It should've been left untouched, but this is Hollywood - nothing is not worth trying to milk.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  29. JasonKat

    This is GOOD NEWS in all levels! Same cast, same lives, just the way i like it!. dunno if mary would return or not, but i dont think having her back is a good idea because that was a 1 time thing in part1, but maybe they can run into harry's 1st gf the1 who he mentioned in the bath tub.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

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