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    Posted: March 25 2009 at 3:40pm

In one of the screwier cases of mis-casting we've heard of late, M-G-M has apparently green-lit the Ferrelly brothers' "re-imagining" of Columbia's old chestnut THE THREE STOOGES.

Set to be released in late 2010, this "loose re-working" of the old knockabout comedy shorts will supposedly star tall-and-lanky 2-time RAZZIE® nominee Jim Carrey as the short-and-fat "Curly," Latino Oscar® winner Benecio del Torro as the decidely whitebread/Joisy-accented "Moe," and 1986 RAZZIE® nominee (and 2-time Oscar® winner) Sean Penn as the flaming-red-headed "Larry."

Not since Halle Berry followed up MONSTER's BALL with CATWOMAN has an Oscar® Darling taken so blatant a career mis-step on the heels of accepting a Little Gold Naked Man...

In case you don't believe this news (and it is admittedly unbelievable) here's a LINK to the artcile on the Hollywood Reporter web site that NPR cited in their story on "All Things Considered" this afternoon.

And below, courtesy of Tomsmo35, is the entire Reporter article...


'Three Stooges' coming together at M-G-M...
 
Wed Mar 25, 2009, 02:54 PM ET Source: Hollywood Reporter
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MGM and the Farrelly brothers are finally slapping together their high-profile cast for "The Three Stooges," a comedy project the filmmakers have been developing for years. Sean Penn is set to play Larry, and Jim Carrey is in negotiations to play Curly. Benicio del Toro is a rumored possibility for the brothers' taciturn leader, Moe.

The studio is looking to start production in the fall for a 2010 release slot.

The project was originally set up at Columbia, which produced the 1930s Stooges shorts. C3 Entertainment Inc., which holds the licensing rights to the Stooges brand, then sold the feature rights to Warner Bros. in 2001 for the Farrellys to write and produce the movie. Eventually, Warner Bros. let the rights lapse and MGM's Mary Parent scooped them up along with the Farrellys' continuing participation.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly wrote the script, which Bobby has referenced as "Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest," and will produce with Bradley Thomas and Charlie Wessler. Earl and Robert Benjamin of C3 will executive produce.

The film is not a biopic but a fictional treatment that maintains the Stooges' gleeful slap schtick updated for a modern milieu.

Originally constructed as four separate shorts, the feature screenplay has since been streamlined into a single narrative. Included in the story line is an opening that shows the Stooges as kids in an orphanage, a device that will require some "Benjamin Button"-style visual trickery to place the adult actors' heads on child actors' bodies.

The Stooges maintain remarkably global brand recognition, and their shorts, films and cartoons are still broadcast in 30 countries. The Farrelly brothers' latest comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" grossed $124 million worldwide.

Penn is repped by CAA, Carrey by CAA and the Miller Co.

 

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Didn't ABC already do a Three Stooges biopic for TV like a decade ago? Do we really need another one for the big screen, too? Starring Sean Penn of all people? 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Here's a LINK to the IMDb page for the 2000 TV movie based on the Stooges, the poor reception of which should have warded off any future attempts at re-creating the inimitable slapstick trio...

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2009 at 10:24am
Having seen what they did to the "Heartbreak Kid" remake, I don't think I
like what this portends...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2009 at 3:54pm
With deepest apologies, I hadn't seen this  thread when I posted similar news today elsewhere on this site. This is definitely a project we need to keep an eye on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2009 at 5:31pm
What about Shemp??????????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2009 at 11:33am
A biopic I could live with. Would probably even be interesting. I was just thinking the other day, and not because I WANTED the thing, but who they might cast to be a reworking of the Marx brothers these days... Like how the hell could they ever come close to the brilliance of Harpo?... But if this is meant to be what it sounds like, what a stuuuuupid idear.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2009 at 2:01pm
Ah, dED's got something there. There's never been a Marx Brothers biopic. I'd rather see how the most usual and entertainting comedy team came to be than another movie about how the Strooges came up with the infamous eye poke gag.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sportsartist24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2009 at 4:51pm

It's pretty nice to see Jim Carrey sticking to comedy, though a couple of his last ones haven't been critically successful, but have been comercially successful.

The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetbandit82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 2:50am

Hearing several reports that they're going to be especially sick with the humor here, I'd have to say we're going to end up with a SNANU here in the end:  Situation Normal All Nyuked Up (and then some). 

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They've already done a Bewitched remake, and it ended up being really bad, as well as winning 1 RAZZIE. I could ask what's next, a remake of I Dream of Jeannie? The answer: That has been in production for years, had a hard time finding the actress for the role and the director. They had one, but the director attached had a different idea and was released from her contract.
The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Razzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2009 at 11:42am
Originally posted by JoeBacon

What about Shemp??????????



He'll be played by Mel Gibson...
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Originally posted by Razzilla


Originally posted by JoeBacon

What about Shemp??????????
He'll be played by Mel Gibson...


I've heard tell that Mel Gibson wants to re-enact every role by every Jewish actor ever. He must be a fan of the Jews.
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Originally posted by dEd Grimley


I've heard tell that Mel Gibson wants to re-enact every role by every Jewish actor ever. He must be a fan of the Jews.

Really? I heard he was going to make nothing but war epics from now on. And for some reason, the entire casts of all these war movies are going to be Jewish. Go figure.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:13pm
Baahh... We better not go down this road. I'm going to start making some VERY tasteless jokes if we stay here.
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Tasteless jokes? You can't leave us hanging like that....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Razzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 2:58am
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Originally posted by Razzilla


Originally posted by JoeBacon

What about Shemp??????????
He'll be played by Mel Gibson...


I've heard tell that Mel Gibson wants to re-enact every role by every Jewish actor ever. He must be a fan of the Jews.


I was just saying this because he was a big fan of the Stooges...
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