Remember in June when Jim Carrey said he was out of the “Dumb and Dumber” sequel because he was frustrated at how things were (or were not) progressing? Well, don’t bury this one anytime soon. Now Jeff Daniels has weighed in to say it’s still in the works.
CraveOnline talked to Jeff Daniels at the Television Critics Association, where he was promoting “The Newsroom” and Daniels seemed not only sure it would happen, but enthusiastic about it as well:
““Oh sure, even more so now,” Daniels said. “Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys want to do it. They want to rewrite the script a little bit and they aren’t trying to jam it in before I have to go back and do ‘Newsroom’ in November. So they’re going, ‘Why don’t we just do it right? Let’s get everybody organized to go next May or June.’ If everything works out on the business side, that’s what we’ll do but I think there’s more hope than ever.””
Daniels said Carrey’s comments were just from frustration at how slowly things were going.
I understood why, because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done it. The Farrellys wanted more work done on it so they got working on it and I think last week they decided to push the shooting of it to next year, possibly because I wasn’t going to move ‘The Newsroom.’”
So yeah, for some reason many people think this is a good idea and want to proceed with it. I’m baffled, but then again, I’m not the target audience. We’ll see if it really happens.