‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ cancelled, says Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels confirms that the sequel "isn't happening" after Jim Carrey quit the project

Jeff Daniels has confirmed that the planned Dumb and Dumber sequel has been cancelled.

Yesterday it was announced that Jim Carrey had pulled out of the project due to an apparent “lack of enthusiasm” from film studios New Line and Warner Bros.

Now Daniels, his co-star in the popular 1994 comedy, has revealed that the beleaguered sequel will no longer go ahead.

“Are we going to get another Dumb and Dumber? It’s on the internet – we’re not doing it. It’s all over the internet, it’s not happening,” he told TMZ.

Dumb and Dumber, directed by The Farrelly Brothers, starred Daniels and Carrey as Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas, a lovably moronic duo on a cross-country trek of America.

A prequel called Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd followed in 2003, but it did not feature the original stars.

Daniels, 57, is currently starring as anchorman Will McAvoy in the The Newsroom, a new TV drama from The West Wing‘s Aaron Sorkin. The HBO series premieres this Sunday (June 24) in the US.