Jim Carrey Exits 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel

6:44 AM PST 06/20/2012 by Erin Carlson
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The actor felt the Farrelly Brothers' project lacked studio support, according to a new report.

Jim Carrey has scrapped plans to star in a sequel to his 1994 hit comedy Dumb and Dumber, Entertainment Tonight reports.

According to the show's sources, the actor had been "increasingly frustrated" by what he felt was a lack of enthusiasm for the film from Warner Bros. and New Line.

"I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title," Carrey said in a statement.

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Carrey's agent and a rep for New Line did not immediately respond to THR's requests for comment.

The original Peter Farrelly-directed movie paired Carrey with Jeff Daniels, now starring on HBO's Newsroom, as the two portrayed dimwits embarking on an epic road trip to win the attention of a woman (Lauren Holly). The 2003 follow-up, a prequel called Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, did not feature either actor.

Carrey will next be seen opposite Steve Carell in the magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a Warners/New Line release slated to hit theaters next year.

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