Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed up to reprise their roles as two intellectually-challenged pals in a follow-up to their hit 1994 comedy.
And Farrelly, who will direct with his brother Bob again, insists Carrey was a driving force behind the new movie.
He tells ComingSoon.net, “We’re getting set to shoot Dumb And Dumber 2 in September. It’s the first sequel we’ve ever done and we’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back…
“We’ve always wanted to do a sequel and Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, ‘We’ve got to do this thing again.’ He had just watched Dumb And Dumber and he said, ‘This is the perfect (time for a) sequel. Let’s do it.'”
Farrelly also distanced himself from the the 2003 prequel Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which did not feature either of the original stars, adding, “We did not do Dumb And Dumberer. That was a studio thing.”