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Jim Carrey Backs Out of Dumb and Dumber Sequel

June 20, 2012  |  1:00pm
Jim Carrey Backs Out of <i>Dumb and Dumber</i> Sequel

It was only three months ago that director Peter Farrelly announced that Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to the 1993 slapstick comedy Dumb and Dumber would feature both Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey in their original starring roles—but according to Entertainment Tonight, Jim Carrey has officially backed out of the project.

The actor says he grew “increasingly frustrated” with Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema’s lack of enthusiasm for the project. Carrey has traditionally declined to star in sequels of his other box office hits like The Mask and Bruce Almighty, but the Dumb and Dumber franchise was an exception to his no-sequel rule. “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title,” he said in a statement to ET Online. A prequel to the movie, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Meet Lloyd featured neither of the original stars and took in 39 million at the box office back in 2003. At this point, it’s unclear whether Dumber and Dumber To will continue production, but Carrey fans can still catch him on the big screen in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone next year.

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