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Jeff Daniels: 'More Hope Than Ever' for "Dumb & Dumber" Sequel

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- After conflicting reports of the fate of a long awaited Dumb & Dumber sequel, fans have a reason to smile: it's happening, swears Jeff Daniels.

The Newsroom star talked up his HBO show to TV critics on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., and afterwards told a small group of reporters that both he and Jim Carrey are ready to go, and shooting on a new Dumb & Dumber movie could start next spring or summer.

"Jim wants to do it, I want to do it," Daniels said.

The actor said original writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly are on board as well. 

"They want to re-write the script a little bit.  And they aren't trying to jam it in before I have to go back and do Newsroom in November.  So they're going, 'Why don't we just do it right, let's get...everybody organized to go next May or June,'" Daniels said.

Daniels ended his comments by saying, "I think there's more hope than ever."

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