Jeff Daniels shuts down ‘Dumb and Dumber 3’ rumors with Jim Carrey: ‘I have no idea where he is’

He thinks the rumors are dumb. 

Every so often, there’s scuttlebutt about a third “Dumb and Dumber” movie on the horizon – but, Jeff Daniels told The Post, it’s not in the works.  

“I’ve heard nothing,” Daniels, 69, said while promoting his Prime Video show “American Rust: Broken Justice,” now in its second season, in which he stars as a small town cop.

Regarding the occasional unverified report that “Dumb and Dumber 3” is in the works, Daniels quipped, “You’ve got to stay off the internet.”

“I talk to Jim [Carrey] occasionally. We’re still great friends,” he added. “I have no idea where he is. None of this happens if Jim doesn’t want it to happen.”

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in “Dumb and Dumber.”

“We’re still great friends” Daniels said about Carrey.

Daniels said that Harry Dunne remains one of the roles fans approach him about the most. Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Daniels starred opposite Carrey, 62, in the 1994 buddy comedy following Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), two affable dim-witted pals from Rhode Island who take a road trip to Aspen, Colorado, to return a briefcase to its owner. 

Unbeknownst to them, the briefcase was left as a ransom, leading them into mayhem. 

Although Daniels is better known as a dramatic actor, he explained during a 2017 interview with the Off Camera Show, “Jim had said, ‘I want an actor in that, I don’t want a comedian. A comedian will just try to top me. An actor will listen and react, and also make me listen and react.’ So, Jim got me that job, and kept me that job. The studio wanted a comedian, and the Farrellys and Jim wanted me.”

The movie was followed by 2003’s “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” but it was a prequel starring Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen. Daniels and Carrey weren’t in it. (The Farrelly brothers, who helmed the original, also weren’t involved). 

Daniels said “Dumb and Dumber 3” wouldn’t happen if Carrey “doesn’t want it.” WireImage

Daniels said “I don’t know where he is” about Carrey. ©New Line Cinema/courtesy Everet

Carrey would need to give the go-ahead for “Dumb and Dumber 3,” Daniels said. Getty Images

Carrey and Daniels reprised their roles in 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To,” this time following the dense but kindhearted pals on a road trip to locate Harry’s daughter, who was put up for adoption. 

Although Daniels has moved on to star in a slew of other roles – including “Pleasantville,” “The Squid and The Whale,” and his Emmy winning roles in more serious fare such as HBO’s political drama “The Newsroom” and the Netflix Wild West drama “Godless” — he said that when fans approach him in public, “Certainly Harry Dunne” is one of the roles he still gets most frequently recognized for. 

“It would be fun to get together with Jim [Carrey] and the Farrelly brothers again, that’s for sure,” said Daniels. Getty Images

Daniels said he’s still in touch with Carrey. AFP/Getty Images

“There’s not one word” about a third movie, Daniels said. Hopper Stone, SMPSP

“It would be fun to get together with Jim and [filmmakers] the Farrelly brothers again, that’s for sure,” he told The Post. “But no, there’s not one word [about a third movie], not to me.” 

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