Jim Carrey gets smart: Leaves Dumb and Dumber sequel

Jim Carrey’s no dummy. The actor has confirmed his exit from the highly anticipated sequel Dumb and Dumber To. His absence leaves the Farrelly Brothers comedy in serious limbo.

Jim Carrey

The Dumb and Dumber sequel’s lost a core piece of its cast — Jim Carrey. The actor reportedly has dropped out of the follow-up to the 1994 hit. So what caused Carrey to take a hike?

According to Entertainment Tonight, the powers that be didn’t have their act together. Carrey was more than ready to reprise his role as Lloyd Christmas for the sequel, but the studio was dragging its feet.

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Sources close to the actor say he “grew increasingly frustrated by New Line and Warner Brothers, who he felt showed a lack of enthusiasm regarding the project.”

Carrey himself confirmed the departure stating, “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”

What will happen next? What about Jeff Daniels, who was set to return as his buddy Harry Dunne? There’s no word on the future of the project, but we shouldn’t feel too bad for the actors.

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Carrey will be back on the big screen in the upcoming film, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, while Daniels headlines the new HBO drama from Aaron Sorkin called The Newsroom.

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The original Dumb and Dumber was directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly and grossed $274 million worldwide. The film cost a mere $17 million to make, and solidified Carrey as a box office draw.

What do you think of Carrey’s departure? Should the show go on?

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