Jim Carrey quits ‘Dumb And Dumber’ sequel

The actor drops out of the comedy sequel due to an apparent "lack of enthusiasm" from film studios

Jim Carrey has pulled out of the planned Dumb and Dumber sequel.

According to ET Online, the actor had grown “increasingly frustrated” about the “lack of enthusiasm” with which film studios New Line and Warner Bros were approaching the project.

Carrey confirmed his exit in a statement and told ETOnline: “I would have thought Dumb And Dumber To was a no-brainer – after all, it’s implied in the title.”

The original Dumb And Dumber film, released in 1994, starred Carrey and Jeff Daniels as dim-witted friends navigating pitfalls 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.

Last month Peter Farrelly, co-director of the original, revealed that he and brother Bob would direct “the first [true] sequel” to the popular comedy. Both Carrey and Daniels were on board and shooting was due to begin in September. The directors have yet to respond to Carrey’s exit.

Carrey will next be seen alongside Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi in Burt Wonderstone, a comedy about Las Vegas magicians scheduled for release next year. Daniels is currently starring in The Newsroom, the new HBO drama series from The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin.