'Dumb and Dumber 2' will shoot in September

Published Apr 2 2012, 08:47 BST  |  By

Dumb and Dumber: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels
Dumb and Dumber 2 will begin shooting in September.

Peter Farrelly, the co-director of the original Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-starring 1994 comedy, has emphasised that this is the movie's first true sequel.

"We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb and Dumber 2' in September," he told ComingSoon.net.

"It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."

The 2003 prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd did not feature the original stars.

"We did not do Dumb and Dumberer," Farrelly continued. "That was a studio thing.

"So we've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it.

"Jim was busy, but he called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again.' He had just watched Dumb and Dumber and he said, 'This is the perfect sequel. Let's do it.'"

Carrey most recently starred in 2011's Mr Popper's Penguins.

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Watch a trailer for Dumb and Dumber below: