It's been almost 20 years since "Dumb and Dumber" hit theaters, and there's been no shortage of rumors of a sequel in that time. And while the follow-up to the beloved 1994 comedy was recently dropped by Warner Bros., Universal came to its rescue, reviving the project and renewing hope that maybe, just maybe, it could finally be made.
Now, star Jeff Daniels has confirmed that film -- called "Dumb and Dumber To" -- is indeed moving ahead, and will hopefully start shooting in September.
"It'll be the 20th anniversary of the first one next year when [the sequel]'s released," Daniels said during an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Monday night. "I've seen the script. It's hysterical. ... We're middle-aged and we're still that stupid."
In an interview with the New York Daily News, Daniels said the sequel script was "painfully funny," and credited his co-star, Jim Carrey, with getting the project off the ground.
"Jim has been against all sequels, and you know, understandably so. But he turned 50 and that will mellow you out, and suddenly he's going, 'Let's have some fun,'" Daniels said. " ... and so the Farrellys said, 'This isn't a money grab. Let's really write a great second movie that takes the original and then blows it up even further,' and so I think they did that."