Well, it appears to be actually happening, after much speculation. With recent news of an Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs movie, this shouldn’t be surprising at all. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return for Bobby and Peter Farrelly to develop a sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber. Sean Anders and John Morris (Hot Tub Time Machine) are providing the screenplay.
Peter Farrelly announced the news, stressing that the misguided prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd was a “studio thing” that the brothers had nothing to do with, while this sequel is something that just needed the right timing; that right timing is apparently this September, when the group is supposed to begin shooting the film.
Meanwhile, in unrelated Peter Farrelly news, Relativity Media has pushed back its untitled Peter Farrelly/Charles Wessler antho-comedy (once called Movie 43, then Red Band), from April 13, 2012 to Jan. 25, 2013.
Relativity did not give a reason for the delay.
The comedy features several interconnected stories, starring – wait for it – Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Johnny Knoxville, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone.
The comedy’s been putzing around for a long while now, and it’s common that these type of high-concept interconnected genre pics disappoint commercially, no matter the star power. Expect this thing to come and go quickly, like so many films in January.
What are you more excited for, an untitled comedy starring all of those people listed or a Dumb and Dumber sequel?
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