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Entries in Dumb and Dumber (3)

Thursday
Aug022012

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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Tuesday
Jul172012

Jeff Daniels: "Dumb and Dumber" Sequel Could Shoot Later This Year

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jeff Daniels is hinting that a sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber may be in the works.

The actor, who is currently enjoying success as the somewhat more cantankerous Will McAvoy in HBO’s The Newsroom, talked about possibly reprising his role as Harry Dunne in the film comedy.

Daniels told ABC News Radio, “Warner Brothers and New Line are very interested in doing it and I think it’s either going to happen or not happen in the next two weeks.”

Jim Carrey recently announced he was out of the sequel, blaming the studio for “dragging its feet,” but Daniels says shooting for the movie could start soon.

“If we’re lucky, and I’d love to do it, we’ll do it in the fall, but we aren’t there yet -- we all want to do it,” he said.

Director Bobby Farrelly has told The Wrap shooting could start as soon as September, and says Carrey “wants to do it.”

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Nicolas Cage: Jim Carrey Wanted Me to Star in 'Dumb and Dumber'

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas, but only after he turned down an opportunity to work with Jim Carrey.

He tells The Huffington Post, "We talked at length about trying to do a movie together.  In fact, he wanted me to be in Dumb and Dumber with him.  And then I wanted to do a much smaller movie instead called Leaving Las Vegas."

Carrey went on to star in Dumb and Dumber with Jeff Daniels.

Cage, who appeared with Carrey in Peggy Sue Got Married, likely won't collaborate with him in the future.

He says, "We don't really speak so much anymore. We used to be very close."

Cage says there's no animosity between them; they just "fell out of conversation."   

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