A sequel for almost any movie is pretty much inevitable in the movie industry, but what if it was for a movie that launched the Farrelly Brothers’ careers? Bobby Farrelly (Hall Pass) revealed to MovieHole that there is a possibility that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber could happen and that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels could reprise their roles as Harry and Llyod.
“[Dumb & Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.”
Although there was a prequel, Dumber and Dumberer: When Harry Met Llyod, the comedy had no attachment to either of the Farrelly Brothers or Carrey and Daniels. The film was a box office bomb generating only $39.3 million worldwide and was critically despised amongst top critics receiving an abysmal 10% approval rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Compared to its predecessor which grossed $247.3 million worldwide and received an approval rating of 63% on RottenTomatoes.com
Before anything can move forward, the brothers would have to finish working on an adaptation of The Three Stooges which has yet to be cast. But according to Bobby, filming will begin in two months.
He told the site that the movie will “probably be a lot less typically Farrelly brothers stuff, we’re going to be as true as we can to the spirit of The Three Stooges they weren’t raunchy or outrageous, they were more about the slapstick, almost vaudeville-type humour. It’ll probably be less us, more of them.”