With Movie 43 set for release across the USA and the UK today, one of the films co-creators / writers / producers Peter Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) has been giving his two cents on the movie to Reddit, as well answering some questions on the possibility the Dumb & Dumber sequel, the imaginatively-titled, Dumb & Dumber To.
The sequel, in similar fashion to the much-mooted-but-now-filming Anchorman 2, has always been something that the original creators have wanted to do for years. In the past few years, the sequel was announced then scrapped after Jim Carrey apparently bailed, followed swiftly by co-star Jeff Daniels. Then, last autumn, the Farrellys said that the sequel was back on again, after both Carrey and Daniels had reaffirmed their desire to make the film.
Now, after speaking with fans through the ever-growing Reddit site, Farrelly reiterated that desire, as well as suggesting a few possibilities as to who could join the sequel: “Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are in. And there are a couple of other very juicy roles. I love that guy Channing Tatum [G.I. Joe: Retaliation] and would love to get him in there. Also, there’s an excellent role for a young dumb girl. Emma Stone [The Amazing Spider-Man] would knock it out of the park.”
If true, it would on paper be a match made in heaven for the comedy: Stone has proven herself as one of the funniest young females in Hollywood, and with her recent efforts being a little more dramatic, I’m sure she would welcome returning to comedy; as for Tatum, his superb (and hugely profitable) work in Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street has seen him jump to the A-list.
In this writer’s opinion, all they need now is a couple of old-time comedians (perhaps Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Bill Murray or Martin Short as Lloyd and Harry’s respective pop’s) and the stage is set for a great comedy reunion.
What do you think about Dumb & Dumber To? Comedy sequel-gold, or another Farrelly Brothers flop?