Jeff Daniels: "Dumb and Dumber" sequel probably will happen

Published On: Jul 19 2012 08:59:13 AM EDT

DETROIT -

Jeff Daniels is giving “Dumb and Dumber” fans some hope about a sequel to the 1994 hit comedy.

Daniels appeared on "The Jimmy Fallon Show" Wednesday and spoke about the idea that’s in the works.

“Next week is a big week,” said Daniels.

He confirmed the Farrelly Brothers are doing a rewrite on the movie. The buzz about the sequel cooled in June when co-star Jim Carrey dropped out of the follow-up to the 1994 box office smash. Carrey cited a lack of enthusiasm for his decision to pull out.

Daniels said, “I’m hoping he (Carrey) forgot what he did, that he’s still on board, I think he is.”

He went on to say the only reason the sequel is being considered is because Carrey wanted to do it.

“I think next week it’ll either come together or it won’t. Indications are it probably will. Warner Brothers is the one that makes the decision and my hope is that they’ll say yes," said Daniels.

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