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The Three Stooges set a start date with no cast

12.02.2010by:

A start date has been set for the big screen version of THE THREE STOOGES. The Farrelly Brothers must now get their ass in gear for March 14th.

There's sort of a slight snag though...there's no cast. What in the world happened to everyone that was on board? Carrey had to drop out due to the physical toll it was taking on his body. Penn left the project due to MGM's financial problems. As for Benicio Del Toro, no one knows. The Brothers still feel strong about the project despite this issue. Peter Farrelly told Deadline that they will get through with a terrific script which will be made for a reasonable budget. They will begin casting immediately. The script was penned by Mike Cerrone (ME, MYSELF & IRENE). The Stooges are also now in the hands of Fox.

The film takes place, "when the trio are dumped out as newborns at the door of an orphanage, and they are talking with Richard Jenkins to play the head nun who is terrorized by the precocious Stooges. The comedy follows them to adulthood and is very much in the spirit of the original shorts, in which the blue collar bumblers got the best of the wealthy society matrons that tried to exploit them. Oh, yeah, there will be the non-stop physical comedy that is the trademark of the Stooges franchise."

Peter Farrelly spoke further about casting, "The script is ready to go, and we are opening up these roles to the world right now. We'll make it with the best possible people. Our feeling is that no star is too big to audition and no matter who it is, we're going to have to see him in the role. This is not The Flintstones. You've got to be Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard, and that could be a major movie star or an unknown."

The Brothers are eyeing Atlanta as a possible location for filming. The movie will follow the same format of the original shorts that were made over a period of 24 years. It will be divided into 3 segments, 27 minutes long, and will use the signature theme songs from the shorts. The goal is to make the film PG and incorporate the physical comedy.

Farrelly notes this as a different venture for the team, "There will be non-stop slapping, more in the tone of Dumb and Dumber than anything else we've done. Our goal is 85 minutes of laughs in a film that will be very respectful of who the Stooges were. It's by far the riskiest project we've ever done, without question, but it is also the one closest to our hearts."

Extra Tidbit: What do people have against Shemp? A few months back there was this huge argument on Reddit over Shemp vs. Curly.
Source: Deadline

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7:28PM on 12/05/2010
Sucks Jim Carrey backed out, but I can understand his reasoning. No sense putting your health on the line at his age by gaining that much weight.
Sucks Jim Carrey backed out, but I can understand his reasoning. No sense putting your health on the line at his age by gaining that much weight.
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2:56PM on 12/03/2010
People disapprove of Shemp because his name contains hemp and everybody knows drugs are bad, m'kay?
People disapprove of Shemp because his name contains hemp and everybody knows drugs are bad, m'kay?
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9:04AM on 12/03/2010

If Kevin James gets anywhere near this, I will lose my sense of humor forever.

Honestly, does anyone want to watch a "new" Stooges adventure with unknowns? Why not do a damn biopic? This project sounds like a slap in the face (no pun intended) to the originals.
Honestly, does anyone want to watch a "new" Stooges adventure with unknowns? Why not do a damn biopic? This project sounds like a slap in the face (no pun intended) to the originals.
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9:03AM on 12/03/2010

If Kevin James gets anywhere near this, I will lose my sense of humor forever.

Honestly, does anyone want to watch a "new" Stooges adventure with unknowns? Why not do a damn biopic? This project sounds like a slap in the face (no pun intended) to the originals.
Honestly, does anyone want to watch a "new" Stooges adventure with unknowns? Why not do a damn biopic? This project sounds like a slap in the face (no pun intended) to the originals.
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10:22PM on 12/02/2010
Finally! now go get Kevin James-William H. Macy and Paul Giamatti as I had previously suggested. PLEASE
Finally! now go get Kevin James-William H. Macy and Paul Giamatti as I had previously suggested. PLEASE
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10:18PM on 12/02/2010
Paul Giamatti would be a good addition along with Del Toro.

I still think their best movie is "Kingpin". I also think "Stuck On You" is a very underrated movie.
Paul Giamatti would be a good addition along with Del Toro.

I still think their best movie is "Kingpin". I also think "Stuck On You" is a very underrated movie.
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5:38PM on 12/02/2010

Set by Fox

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5:27PM on 12/02/2010
This movie has been plagued with constant mishaps and whatnot, but the Farrelly Brothers almost always deliver, and as long as their hearts are really into this project (which it sounds like they are, I think everything will sort itself out.
This movie has been plagued with constant mishaps and whatnot, but the Farrelly Brothers almost always deliver, and as long as their hearts are really into this project (which it sounds like they are, I think everything will sort itself out.
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