‘Dumb and Dumber’ Producers Sue New Line Cinema Over Sequel
The producers of the original Dumb and Dumber are no dummies, and they’re letting it be known.
Steve Stabler and Brad Krevoy say that New Line Cinema breached their contract when they assigned the rights to the 2014 sequel without first offering it to them.
According to a complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, New Line gave the rights to the film to Katja Motion Picture Corporation and Avery Pix, who penned a deal with Red Granite to produce Dumb and Dumber To. Steve and Brad say the contract they signed in 1994 gave them each a $200,000 fee for producing, a share of New Line’s net profits, and rights of first negotiations for any remakes and sequels.
Red Granite sued Steve and Brad in 2013 in an attempt to exclude them from the production, and the two countersued with a racketeering lawsuit. The parties settled the matter, and now Steve and Brad are asking for a minimum of $1 million in damages from New Line.
Steve and Brad’s representative Bryan Freedman is asking the court to make New Line stick to the producer agreement and to state that a Dumb and Dumber sequel will not be produced or have it’s rights transferred without the Steve and Brad receiving their rights of first negotiation.
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