Jim Carrey has confirmed he is no longer on board to reprise his role as Lloyd Christmas in the upcoming Dumb and Dumber sequel. Carrey’s departure has cast doubts on whether New Line and Warner Brothers will move forward with the project.
“I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer,” Carrey says in a statement. “After all, it’s implied in the title.”
Insiders tell ETOnline Carrey, 50, decided to drop out of the project because New Line and Warner Brothers “showed a lack of enthusiasm.” Reps for the studios have not commented.
Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly and actor Jeff Daniels are set to return for Dumb and Dumber 2. Filming is scheduled to begin in September.
Carrey can be seen next alongside Steve Carell and James Gandolfini in Burt Wonderstone.