In what’s either super-exciting news about the return of two beloved characters or further evidence of Hollywood’s yellow-bellied resistance to new ideas — I honestly don’t know! — Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed on to reprise their roles of Harry and Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber 2, which will be directed by the Farrelly brothers just like the original. It’ll be like that really weird half-sequel featuring guys who sort of looked like Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels never happened! Shooting starts this September, with an expected release next year.
Interestingly, the Farrelly brothers won’t be writing this one — that duty is going to Sean Anders and John Morris, the duo who most recently directed the upcoming Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg vehicle That’s My Boy. This might actually be for the best, as the Farrelly brothers haven’t had the best track record as of late — although really, I would love to see just how they wrote all of the eye pokes and head bonks in the Three Stooges script. Just pages and pages of bonks.