The Three Stooges

Release Date: April 4, 2012

After this, they all did the Curly Shuffle.

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128/169 Max Braden I wouldn't recommend this movie per se, but I did laugh a lot at the naive launching of an arrow straight into the air. It's the impending chaos that causes nervous laughter.

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The Farrelly Brothers are back to write/direct a film that is the perfect vehicle for their brand of humor -- The Three Stooges.

Considering that much of what the brothers do is clearly inspired by the comic stylings of Moe, Curly, Larry, Curly-Joe and ever-forgotten stooge Schemp, they're really the only logical choices to take this franchise and make it their own. While at one point Mel Gibson, monster Stooges fan, showed an interest in being involved in the project, he's long since moved on to other things, most particularly films that are consistent with his devout religious beliefs.

It should be noted that this version of The Three Stooges is neither a biopic, nor is it based on any of the original cast's movies or sketches. Instead, it will be a reinvention of the concept, updated for the 21st century. We'll have an all-new cast of Stooges who will bumble about the Los Angeles area as they poke each other in the eye and walk on rakes.

No casting decisions have been made at this point, but since the Farrellys have worked with strong physical comedians such as Jim Carrey and Jack Black in the past, those are two names that look good on any wish list. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

January 4, 2012

As Kim mentioned, The Three Stooges was at one point poised to feature one of the strongest casts in recent memory. When Mel Gibson went crazy, there was a stated intention to cast Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro as Larry, Moe and Curly. By the time the movie was made, the principal cast wound up being Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos and Sean Hayes. When one of the Will and Grace people is your lead draw, your movie is in trouble. This is doubly true when you had originally promised Penn, Carrey and del Toro. There is a recent why concert promoters do not advertise a performance by Bruce Springsteen when they know that Weird Al Yankovic is playing instead. This is a cheap cash grab based upon the existing popularity of The Three Stooges, no more, no less. (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for The Three Stooges
Main Cast Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson
Director Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
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