Jeff Daniels is no longer the goofy comedic actor we grew to love in the late 80s and early 90s. Sure, he’s still a goof in real life but he’s migrated and evolved to better and more serious roles. Currently he’s making the talk show rounds to promote the second season of his hit HBO show Newsroom but when he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the subject of Dumb and Dumber To came up and Daniels had some great news for fans.
“I’ll believe it’s happening when I’m actually there staring at Jim Carrey,” Daniels said when prodded about rumors surrounding the sequel to Dumb and Dumber. “But it looks like we’re starting in September.”
The film has already had it’s fair share of production issues with script problems and studio’s backing out causing Dumb and Dumber To numerous delays. But after Red Granite seemingly saved the picture, it looks like production is about to finally get underway officially and the finished product may be just around the corner.
Daniels is currently the star in the duo of himself and Jim Carrey where in 1995 it was very much Carrey on top. But a slew of so-so film roles for Carrey have sunk him in the public’s eye while Daniels looks to be in line for Emmy nominations for Newsroom, a show that has revived his career.
Of course, there’s no escaping Dumb and Dumber and twenty years later it appears we’re going to finally see what Harry and Lloyd have been up to.