Dumb and Dumber To: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels Returning for "Painfully Funny" Sequel

Entertainment Jun. 21, 2013 AT 11:00AM
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are returning for the Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, and Daniels calls the script "painfully funny." Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are returning for the Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, and Daniels calls the script "painfully funny." Credit: New Line Cinema/Getty

It's really official! Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are teaming back up to reprise their roles as not-so-sharp best friends, Lloyd and Harry, for the Dumb and Dumber sequel, titled Dumb and Dumber To.

After a lot of back and forth and false hopes, Daniels confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 19, that the follow-up to the hilarious 1994 film is in the works -- thanks to Carrey finally agreeing to sign on with directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly.

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"Jim has been against all sequels, and you know, understandably so," Daniels, 58, explained. "But he turned 50 and that will mellow you out, and suddenly he's going, 'Let's have some fun. ... Come on,' and we're going, 'Great,' and so the Farrellys said, 'This isn't a money grab. Let's really write a great second movie that takes the original and then blows it up even further, and so I think they did that."

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Universal Pictures also confirmed the sequel after picking up the domestic distribution rights from Warner Bros. "We had a lot of 'no' for two years and finally 'yes,'" Daniels explained. "It's comin' around, and I think it's got a chance to be I hope better than the first one."

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In fact, Daniels called the script "painfully funny."

"We're middle-aged and still that stupid. Our IQ has not gone up one point combined," he shared. "So it's a frightening thing. You're gonna see the two of us standing there trying to put thoughts together and you want to put underneath, 'Kids don't do this at home.' It's that stupid."

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