Jim Carrey is now officially saying no to the long-awaited sequel to his 1994 smash hit Dumb and Dumber, months after apparently agreeing to the film.
Is this move smart, dumb or dumber from a business standpoint?
Time will tell, but sources say Carrey wasn't feeling the love executives at New Line and Warner Bros., who in his view "showed a lack of enthusiasm."
The film was/is supposed to be titled Dumb and Dumber To.
"I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer," the star himself said in a statement confirming the report. "After all, it's implied in the title."
Perhaps studios weren't psyched about the box office of the Farrelly brothers' last venture, The Three Stooges, which sort of tanked at the box office.
Still, Carrey and Jeff Daniels in a Dumb and Dumber sequel that fans have clamored for since the mid-90s? How would that not be a hit?
In any case, Carrey, who made news last week for being criticized by Jenny McCarthy, will next appear with Steve Carell in the comedy Burt Wonderstone.