When Warner Bros. announced it was dropping the Dumb and Dumber sequel, fans were even more disappointed than they were when the Dumb and Dumber prequel happened. But things are looking up! Universal Pictures has closed a deal for domestic production of the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To.
The sequel will bring back the original dummies, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, as well as directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Wolf Of Wall Street financier Red Granite is stepping up to finance the $35 million budget film and sell foreign territories. Warner Bros. will retain a participation stake in the film, but its exit is what finally got this movie going.
The film will be PG-13 like the original, and will once again put Lloyd (Carrey) and Harry (Daniels) on a misguided road trip, this time with Harry seeking his estranged daughter in hopes of earning her kidney for a transplant operation. Production is expected to begin quickly so that Daniels can return to his Aaron Sorkin HBO series The Newsroom. Carrey also has a bank heist comedy in the works with Jared Hess directing and Owen Wilson co-starring.
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