“Dumb and Dumber To” moving forward

June 11, 2013

Warner Bros. have exited DUMB AND DUMBER TO, which they hovered over since Janurary, unable to decide what they wanted to do with the property that originated through its production label New Line.

Warners executives have hemmed and hawed over whether to let someone else finance while they distributed, or let it go completely. That apathy finally led to Warner Bros bailing a few days ago. At Cannes, the project was being discussed a lot, and Wolf Of Wall Street financier Red Granite is in first position to finance the film and sell foreign. There are about five distributors ready to take domestic.

The sequel is said to be in the $35 million budget range. Like the original, Dumb And Dumber To is PG-13 and once again puts Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) on a road trip. Don’t be surprised if the ball gets rolling quickly, as scheduling dictates that Daniels needs to do it soon before returning for his Aaron Sorkin HBO series The Newsroom. Carrey also has a bank heist comedy at Relativity with Jared Hess directing and Owen Wilson co-starring.

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