‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ rejected by Warner Bros.

Filmmakers the Farrelly Brothers will shop around for new financial deal

Dumb and Dumber 2 is on the look out for a new financial backer after Warner Bros. decided not to move forward with the project.

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

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has had another setback as Warner Bros, the parent company of New Line Cinema who have been developing the sequel, has announced it has no plans to release the film and has allowed filmmakers the Farrelly Brothers to shop the movie around other studios.

The source claims the studio’s decision to drop the sequel, which sees Carrey and Daniels reprise their roles as Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas as they search for Dunne’s illegitimate daughter to give him a new kidney, is based on “low interest” and the domestic box office performance of Jim Carrey’s latest film, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

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.