If the most recent movie take on The Three Stooges from the Farrelly brothers in 2012 didn’t live up to your expectations, well…this new movie probably isn’t going to ignite much excitement in you either.
It’s being reported that a new take on the Stooges is in development that will follow the comedy trio when they’re 12 years old. The movie, which comes from C3 Entertainment and is tentatively titled The Three Little Stooges, is planned to be a live-action family flick.
We’ve been hearing about a potential The Three Stooges movie for some years now, with nothing ever really playing out. It looks like that’s about to change as casting has begun to move forward on the Peter and Bobby Farrelly project.
While all three of the above names aren’t etched in stone as of yet, they are the target three. Sean Penn is a definite for the role of Larry (and probably the most fitting, look-wise), and Jim Carrey is currently in negotiations for the role of Curly. Word is that Carrey is already making plans to gain 40 pounds for the chubby character, so that makes his participation seem a lot more likely. Benicio Del Toro isn’t in negotiations yet, but he’s been singled out as the choice for Moe for a while now, so that’s a wait-and-see.
The Farrelly brothers also wrote the script, which will be distributed by MGM. The plan is to begin filming this fall, with a release set for some time in 2010.
After years of trying to get a Three Stooges movie made at Warner Bros., Peter and Bobby Farrelly have now moved over to MGM where the project is now moving forward again.
If you recall a while back, people like Russell Crowe were spoken of to star in the movie but it never came to be.
Most people (including myself) think it to be an incredibly bad idea to even bother with a Three Stooges movie. I don’t see how it could possibly be anywhere near what they were and it just seems so pointless. I guess if it was a movie about the Stooges and was funny, but dramatic as well — maybe in the vein of Man on the Moon or Hollywoodland — then I could say it might be worth doing. But this doesn’t seem to be going that route. This seems to be a Farrelly Brother’s Three Stooges comedy, which is slightly horrifying to think about, whether you love the Farrellys or loathe them.