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Warner Bros. has officially passed on sequel to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given that star Jim Carrey complained of studio disinterest just about a year ago. The Farrelly brothers are now reportedly shopping the project elsewhere.
Carrey isn’t hurting for work, of course. He’s been attached to Jared Hess’ Loomis Fargo, which Deadline reports has just added Owen Wilson to the cast.
Hess, known for writing and directing quirky comedies like Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos, is working from a script originally penned by Up All Night creator Emily Spivey that’s been rewritten by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. The film follows an armored truck driver who gets conned into stealing $20 million by a pair of crooks and then ditched in Mexico while the more experienced criminals go on to enjoy the spoils.