Jim Carrey bows out of "Dumb and Dumber" sequel

Jim Carrey introduces a performance at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Jim Carrey introduces a performance at the MTV Movie Awards on June 5, 2011, in Los Angeles
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(CBS News) If there is a "Dumb and Dumber" sequel, Jim Carrey won't be a part of it.

Just three months after director Peter Farrelly announced that Carrey would star in a follow-up to the 1994 film, the actor has bowed out of the project.

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Carrey confirmed the news to ETOnline.com, explaining, "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title."

Although that wasn't much of an explanation, sources tell the site Carrey wasn't happy with the effort being put into the project by New Line and Warner Brothers.

The 50-year-old actor will next be seen in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" with Olivia Wilde and Steve Carell.

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