So is Hollywood making a Dumb and Dumber sequel or aren’t they not? The studio executives behind it say no, while directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have ignored that memo, because they’re busy talking up the script of the film, that they’re working on, which involves one of the duo doing the impossible.Yes, somehow, one of them has a child in this film, which forms the backbone of the plot, as the immature twosome search for him or her, although not exactly because they feel guilt surrounding twenty years of neglectful/absent parenting.
According to Bobby Farrelly, the reason why the film is currently playing the delay game, is due most likely to scheduling conflicts, specifically Jeff Daniels and his commitment to his new TV show, The Newsroom, as Farrelly explained:
We were hoping to shoot it very soon – this fall – but that didn’t come to pass because of scheduling conflicts. Jeff has a successful TV show over here now so we have to work around that. We are planning on shooting it this coming spring and hopefully it will be out by next fall. That’s the plan and that will be our next movie, we’ve already written the script. We’re very anxious to get back in business with those two guys.
So what’s the real plot then? According to Farrelly, it would involve the idiotic twosome having not grown at all since their last adventure, as they’re still in the same mental place they were, two decades ago:
I can tell you that there is no growth out of either one of them and it’s 20 years later. The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he’s having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys.
Oh no, I don’t even want to imagine what the son of Lloyd Christmas might be like. If the film does eventually get made, the Farrellys won’t be doing it on their own, as the script is currently getting some assists from Bennett Yellin, Sean Anders and John Morris.
Last Updated: August 22, 2012