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Posted: Mar 26, 2009 5:08 pm
http://www.variety.com/VR1118001643.html MGM gets its 'Stooges'
Penn, Carrey, Del Toro part of studio's plan

MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges."
Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

The quest by the Peter and Bobby Farrelly to harness the project spans more than a decade and three studios. They first tried at Columbia, again at Warner Bros., and finally at MGM, where Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent championed the cause and bought the WB-owned scripts and made a deal with Stooges rights holders C3.

Production will begin in early fall for a release sometime in 2010. The Farrellys, who wrote the script, are producing with their Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas, and Charlie Wessler.

C3 Entertainment principals Earl and Robert Benjamin will be executive producers.

Project will get underway after Penn completes the Asger Leth-directed Universal/Imagine Entertainment drama "Cartel." He hasn't done a comedy since the 1989 laffer "We're No Angels."

The Farrellys have long had their eyes on Del Toro to play Moe. Del Toro, who's coming off "Che," showed comic chops in the Guy Ritchie-directed "Snatch."

The surprise is the emergence of Carrey to play Curly. Howard established the character as a seminal physical comedian, from the first time he appeared in the first Stooges short in 1934 until he suffered a stroke on the set in 1946.
Posted: Mar 26, 2009 5:24 pm
ugh. That sounds horrible.
Posted: Mar 26, 2009 5:27 pm
hey hollywood how about writing some new movies/franchises/characters (that don't suck)
Posted: Mar 26, 2009 6:05 pm
no future. all stooges.
Posted: Mar 26, 2009 6:12 pm
no future.

Posted: Mar 27, 2009 2:45 am
let me play Moe..!!!!
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 2:46 am
Ben Afleck should play Curly...but call him Surly.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 6:36 am
NOOOOOOO.....Slowly I turn...step by step...inch by inch....
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 8:46 am
Niagra Falls!!!!!!!
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 9:11 am

But Benicio could play a mean Shemp....
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 12:13 pm
Niagra Falls!!!!!!!

niagara falls???

slowly i turn, step buy step, inch by inch...
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 12:35 pm
i hope i'm dead before this is released.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 12:45 pm
Why do y'all care so much. If the Jonas Bros decided to remake the White Album I wouldn't give a fuck. I wouldn't buy the record. So why care about bad movie re-makes?
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 12:53 pm
because it further corrupts society.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 1:08 pm
Why do y'all care so much

This is sacred ground they are trying to re-tread.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 1:35 pm
Don't even get me started on the Footloose remake.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 6:20 pm
This is sacred ground they are trying to re-tread.

seriously, they could have remade 1,000 other things and I would not give a shit, but this is just wrong.

besides, the three stooges has already been modernized and remade for the 21st century, it's called "Jackass" and yes, I laughed my ass off. Stupid physical comedy does not begin and end with the three stooges. There are plenty of other ways to pull it off without ripping off the greatest series ever recorded on film.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 6:23 pm
Also, Sean Penn????!! Christ.

Get John Turturro to play Larry and I might be curious.
Posted: Mar 28, 2009 9:41 pm
Infuriating. They might as well just dig up the corpses and piss on em.
Posted: Mar 29, 2009 10:18 am
Posted: Mar 29, 2009 10:26 am

Posted: Mar 29, 2009 10:46 am | Edited by: bazooka joe
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