Citing a lack of enthusiasm from those involved at studios New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, Jim Carrey has quit the “Dumb and Dumber” sequel, just three months after it was formally announced.
Carrey told E.T. Online of his departure: “I would have thought ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ [sic] was a no-brainer. After all, it’s implied in the title.”
New Line and Warners have not commented on the project’s future with Carrey out of the picture, but one would assume it’s now dead in the water, unless they manage to earn the actor back.
“Dumb and Dumber To” was supposed to reunite original actors Carrey and Jeff Daniels with original directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly, in a sort of apology for the ill-conceived 2003 prequel “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” which was derided by critics and audiences alike. (Though, this critic must confess that he kinda enjoyed it.)
Alas, fans will have to get their Carrey fix through Don Scardino’s upcoming “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” instead.