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How do you feel about Justin Timberlake in your Three Stooges movie?

02.23.2011by:

I like Justin Timberlake. He's a better actor than I ever thought he would be. But I think he works best in certain kinds of roles. David Fincher used him extremely wisely in THE SOCIAL NETWORK and it turned out to be Timberlake's best performance. Because of his persona, he works best as guys who live a little larger than life. I have a hard time buying him as a geeky kinda guy (see: the BAD TEACHER trailer). I have an even harder time buying him as Larry Fine. But that's a possibility that Peter and Bobby Farrelly are exploring.

As they prep the cast for their THREE STOOGES movies, the Farrellys are casting a wide net for their THREE STOOGES cast. So wide that Justin Timberlake has somehow found himself involved. The brothers spoke to the Boston Herald and while they're not quoted on the record speaking to the involvement of Timberlake or any specific actor, the paper says they're "considering" Timberlake as Larry. But in the same breath, they mention that Peter has spoken to Larry David about playing Larry so...

You've previously heard Johnny Knoxville's name attached to the role of Moe and he remains a strong candidate with Hank Azaria also in the running. The Farrellys seem content casting a relative unknown as Curly with Will Sasso ("Shit My Dad Says") the only actor named (he's bald and heavy-set so that's a good start).

But back to Timberlake as Larry. Besides a mop of curly hair, do you see any resemblance, whether physically or in their mannerisms, between the two? As I said earlier, I like Timberlake and I think he's got big things ahead of him but I don't think they start in a THREE STOOGES movie. (And to be fair, I love Larry David but I don't think he's right for Larry either; at least not in this version.)

Source: Boston Herald

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1:04PM on 02/23/2011
This whole movie is a bad idea.
This whole movie is a bad idea.
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9:07PM on 02/23/2011
I wound not even let that dick play fuckin shemp
I wound not even let that dick play fuckin shemp
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9:25AM on 02/24/2011
This has nothing to do with JT ... this movie is going to suck on so many levels it's not even funny. You can't re-create the kind of magic that the original stooges had. That being said, I would rather see a serious biopic film about the stooges. Sadly, that will probably never come.
This has nothing to do with JT ... this movie is going to suck on so many levels it's not even funny. You can't re-create the kind of magic that the original stooges had. That being said, I would rather see a serious biopic film about the stooges. Sadly, that will probably never come.
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1:38PM on 02/23/2011

Will Sasso unknown...?

I thought everybody knew Will from MadTV...playing Kenny Rogers, Steven Seagal, and a bunch of other stuff.
I thought everybody knew Will from MadTV...playing Kenny Rogers, Steven Seagal, and a bunch of other stuff.
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6:53PM on 02/23/2011
Wil did one of the best and most hilarious impressions of The Rock I've ever seen. :)
Wil did one of the best and most hilarious impressions of The Rock I've ever seen. :)
12:57PM on 02/23/2011

I like him...

but not for this.
but not for this.
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1:04PM on 02/24/2011

Azaria!

That guy could pull off anything
That guy could pull off anything
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7:09AM on 02/24/2011
The guy from 'N Sync in a Three Stooges movie. Yeah, this is gonna be great...
The guy from 'N Sync in a Three Stooges movie. Yeah, this is gonna be great...
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7:00PM on 02/23/2011

Hell no

Guy just screams douche
Guy just screams douche
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6:58PM on 02/23/2011
I'm surprised to see Timberlake in the project but his acting skill is okay. So who knows.
I'm surprised to see Timberlake in the project but his acting skill is okay. So who knows.
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5:57PM on 02/23/2011
i saw an interview with Timberlake while promoting The Social Network and it struck me how much the guy had turned into a pretentious, humourless twat now he's trying to be a 'serious' actor. He was capable in Alpha Dog and The Social Network but i can't see past the fact it's JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE when he's playing a role.

I'm not American and wasn't really exposed to a great deal of The 3 Stooges but even i would be slightly pissed if he gets a role as one of the Stooges. Surely there's more
i saw an interview with Timberlake while promoting The Social Network and it struck me how much the guy had turned into a pretentious, humourless twat now he's trying to be a 'serious' actor. He was capable in Alpha Dog and The Social Network but i can't see past the fact it's JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE when he's playing a role.

I'm not American and wasn't really exposed to a great deal of The 3 Stooges but even i would be slightly pissed if he gets a role as one of the Stooges. Surely there's more suitable, more talented actors available??
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5:12PM on 02/23/2011
c'mon.... really? JT needs to stick to music and snl.. he was ok in the social network but i dont see what the hype is about on his acting skills... he's not that great an actor
c'mon.... really? JT needs to stick to music and snl.. he was ok in the social network but i dont see what the hype is about on his acting skills... he's not that great an actor
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4:36PM on 02/23/2011

How do I feel?

I feel like I couldn't give a shit about a 3 stooges movie. That's how I feel.
I feel like I couldn't give a shit about a 3 stooges movie. That's how I feel.
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4:12PM on 02/23/2011
He was good in Alpha Dog and The Social Network, but this would be horrible casting.

There are alot more good unknown actors far better for this instead of Timberlake.

I do like the idea of Knoxville and Azaria. Larry David would be a perfect choice too.

Get someone who would actually be good for the role.
He was good in Alpha Dog and The Social Network, but this would be horrible casting.

There are alot more good unknown actors far better for this instead of Timberlake.

I do like the idea of Knoxville and Azaria. Larry David would be a perfect choice too.

Get someone who would actually be good for the role.
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4:02PM on 02/23/2011

Screw that

Timberlake might look comfortable in front of a camera but that doesn't make him an actor
Timberlake might look comfortable in front of a camera but that doesn't make him an actor
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3:45PM on 02/23/2011
Larry David for Larry Fine. Here's proof. [link]
Larry David for Larry Fine. Here's proof. [link]
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2:00PM on 02/23/2011

Id see this film just for Larry David!

larry fuckin david all the way. I love timberlake but larry is perfect for larry.
larry fuckin david all the way. I love timberlake but larry is perfect for larry.
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9:34AM on 02/24/2011

justin timberlake is...

this generation's mark wahlberg aka markie mark of the proverbial funky bunch as if you didn't remember.
this generation's mark wahlberg aka markie mark of the proverbial funky bunch as if you didn't remember.
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4:54PM on 02/23/2011
I'm indifferent on this. He's not as famous as Sean Penn or Jim Carrey, but those guys were equally inspired picks back when that was being batted around. Frankly, I don't think a Stooges movie, at this rate, could live up to the possiblilities. But Timberlake has been largely left untapped, in my opinion. He doesn't strike me as particularly goofy, but I vote, for those who still think the Farrellys can bring the funny, but your faith in them to make the right decision. They do have a way of
I'm indifferent on this. He's not as famous as Sean Penn or Jim Carrey, but those guys were equally inspired picks back when that was being batted around. Frankly, I don't think a Stooges movie, at this rate, could live up to the possiblilities. But Timberlake has been largely left untapped, in my opinion. He doesn't strike me as particularly goofy, but I vote, for those who still think the Farrellys can bring the funny, but your faith in them to make the right decision. They do have a way of picking actors who bring a certain something to the table (see Jeff Daniels and Matt Dillon, in the Farrellys' heyday).
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4:33PM on 02/23/2011

Deplorable

First off, Justin Timberlake's acting is horrendous. There's not a bone in his body that is convincing as anyone other than an entitled, whiny pop star. Second, the Farrellys haven't come out with a good movie in a long time. Third, where are names like Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, and Seth Rogen? Not looking good so far.
First off, Justin Timberlake's acting is horrendous. There's not a bone in his body that is convincing as anyone other than an entitled, whiny pop star. Second, the Farrellys haven't come out with a good movie in a long time. Third, where are names like Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, and Seth Rogen? Not looking good so far.
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2:31PM on 02/23/2011
I like the kid's cameos on SNL but he doesn't have the look for "Larry" IMO. This entire project is taking wayyyyyyy too long to get off the ground. Another "Ghostbusters III" scenario being played out? I'm 50/50 as to this actually happening.
I like the kid's cameos on SNL but he doesn't have the look for "Larry" IMO. This entire project is taking wayyyyyyy too long to get off the ground. Another "Ghostbusters III" scenario being played out? I'm 50/50 as to this actually happening.
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10:28PM on 02/23/2011

Stop!

Get Justin Timberlake away from this project! We are talking about making a movie about a great American classic comedy trio..when going about casting for Moe, Larry, and Curly, you need to find actors who look like the stooges and can act like the Stooges. If it means casting a bunch of unknown actors, then do it. I rather see unknown actors then have a few random actors who look and act nothing like the Stooges be in this movie.
I cant see Timberlake, Johnny Knoxville, and Adam Sandberg
Get Justin Timberlake away from this project! We are talking about making a movie about a great American classic comedy trio..when going about casting for Moe, Larry, and Curly, you need to find actors who look like the stooges and can act like the Stooges. If it means casting a bunch of unknown actors, then do it. I rather see unknown actors then have a few random actors who look and act nothing like the Stooges be in this movie.
I cant see Timberlake, Johnny Knoxville, and Adam Sandberg playing one of the stooges. When they wanted to get Jim Carrey and Sean Penn, I didnt fully understand but figured maybe...just maybe those guys might pull it off right. Given the choices now, I would rather see unknown actors be choosen and see if they would be good choices for the roles.
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5:52PM on 02/23/2011
JT has had some good roles and been good in them.

@jason3223, you're right. He's not a great actor by any means, but he's certainly not a bad actor either. I think from the roles i've seen of his (Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Social Network) he shows promise and potential to be a great actor and seems to have enthusiasm for good roles from what i heared he did to land the part in Social Network. Now, that's not to say he would be good for the Three Stoogies, but i find it silly to
JT has had some good roles and been good in them.

@jason3223, you're right. He's not a great actor by any means, but he's certainly not a bad actor either. I think from the roles i've seen of his (Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Social Network) he shows promise and potential to be a great actor and seems to have enthusiasm for good roles from what i heared he did to land the part in Social Network. Now, that's not to say he would be good for the Three Stoogies, but i find it silly to dismiss him completely as just a hip hop star with no acting abilities when, from what i can see, he's starting to develop.
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5:36PM on 02/23/2011
I dont know look he would make a good larry.
I dont know look he would make a good larry.
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4:58PM on 02/23/2011
isn't Larry David a bit old to play larry. JT would be an ok choice i guess...meh.
Will Sasso was freaking hilarious on Madtv. awesome stuff he did.
isn't Larry David a bit old to play larry. JT would be an ok choice i guess...meh.
Will Sasso was freaking hilarious on Madtv. awesome stuff he did.
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3:43PM on 02/23/2011
My litmus test - Farrelly Brothers movie = no. Justin Timberlake in a Farrelly Brothers movie = Intersting, I'd see that. I think they do best when they get actors to go out of their comfort zone and this would be it.
My litmus test - Farrelly Brothers movie = no. Justin Timberlake in a Farrelly Brothers movie = Intersting, I'd see that. I think they do best when they get actors to go out of their comfort zone and this would be it.
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1:23PM on 02/23/2011
He wore out his "Hey! He's an OK actor!" thing long ago, imo, and over-flowed the Sean Parker role in SN; It never once failed to look like Justin Timberlake Playing Sean Parker. He's not a bad actor, but there are millions of not-bad-actors. He doesn't deserve most roles, let alone this one.
He wore out his "Hey! He's an OK actor!" thing long ago, imo, and over-flowed the Sean Parker role in SN; It never once failed to look like Justin Timberlake Playing Sean Parker. He's not a bad actor, but there are millions of not-bad-actors. He doesn't deserve most roles, let alone this one.
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