Jim Carey Exits the DUMB & DUMBER 2

By Jun 20, 2012 Comment (4)

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Only three months after director Peter Farrelly announced that the sequel of the popular (for some reason) 1994’s comedy is to be shot with both the original stars, Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels, returning for their roles, we have Jim Carey leaving. A bit odd, knowing that he was probably the ‘happiest of them all’ about it.

“According to sources, Carrey grew increasingly frustrated by New Line and Warner Brothers, who he felt showed a lack of enthusiasm regarding the project,” said the Entertainment Tonight.

They reached out to Carrey’s publicist, who provided this quote from the actor:

“I would have thought Dumb and Dumber Two was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”

Their sources also say that there was constant frustration for the actor caused by New Line and Warner Bros, but don’t be disappointed too much, because he will return to the big screens with next year’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

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  • J.g. Lukaras says:

    he’s frustrated with the inaction of others, so he quits? that’s hypocritical.

  • duh says:

    quitting is an ACTION, derp derp

  • bill heimiller says:

    In Hollywood, you have to read between the lines…
    Jim Carrey accusing them of “lack of enthusiasm” means…
    Jim Carrey wants them to pay him what he and his agent have determined he is worth.
    17mil production budget reaped 250mil worldwide box office for D&D1. I almost dont want to say it, but Carrey doing D&D 2 is worth paying him over 50mil, but the studio may think that sets a bad precedent for other actors to use similar formulas to hold out. Taking actors’ share of revenue is after all the bread and butter of how a production company makes a large portion of their profit. In short, paying Carrey as much as he’s worth could cost them literally a billion dollars in the long run, or deadlock future projects as actors hold out for more than the production company is accustomed to paying. Stopping Carrey(which means killing the production, which they have for over 15 years now) allows other agents to encourage their clients to not hold out for a proper sum, as they will cite this incident where a most popular franchise was frozen simply because an agreement on money wasnt reached, even though it is clear that the film would make money almost no matter what the actor is paid.
    Neither Carrey or the studio want to muddy the production by having a public money battle. Also, if they frame it as “enthusiasm”, the fans get behind it and allows the studio and Carrey to guage support and estimate box office better. In short, its simply a strategic business decision by the studios, kind of like firing a productive employee because he happens to be a union organizer, but the fans lose because of it.

  • carrey fan says:

    without jim carrey forget it,nobody could take his place

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