‘Dumb And Dumber 2’ has no ‘firm greenlight’, says Peter Farrelly

The sequel was announced last April but progress has been slow...

Peter Farrelly has admitted that Dumb And Dumber 2 has yet to be given a “firm greenlight”.

Farrelly recently revealed that he and brother Bobby “have the script” for their follow-up to Dumb And Dumber, describing the new movie as “sort of exactly like the first one”.

Dumb And Dumber 2 was first announced last April, but appeared to fall apart over the summer when Jim Carrey reportedly pulled out. However, co-star Jeff Daniels later insisted that he and Carrey remain “keen” and the Farrelly Brothers have given the sequel an official title : Dumb And Dumber To.

Now Peter Farrelly has clarified its status. When asked where things stand with Dumb And Dumber To, he told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s not a firm greenlight yet because there are still negotiations happening, but that’s what we’d like to do next. We have a script that’s really, really fun.”

Discussing the film’s set-up, Farrelly said: “If I told the plot to you, you’d say, ‘That’s a piece of shit’. But if I had told you the first one – ‘Well, it’s about two guys and they find a briefcase and they bring it to Aspen to meet a chick’ – you’d be like, ‘You’re fucking with me. That’s not a movie!’ It’s a character thing, and it’s all about the little things.”

Written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the original Dumb And Dumber came out in 1994 and starred Carrey and Daniels as dimwitted friends on a road trip. A prequel called Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd followed in 2003, but it did not feature the original stars or any involvement from the Farrelly Brothers.