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MOVIE: 'Three Stooges' coming together at MGM

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  1. Rocket River

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    I just feel this will suck - Rocket River


    'Three Stooges' coming together at MGM
    Wed Mar 25, 2009, 02:54 PM ET • Source: Hollywood Reporter

    (WireImage.com/Sony Pictures)Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.

    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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    A slap stick comedy like the Three Stooges does not interest me at all, but the fact that Sean Pean and Jim Carrey are in it makes me think it's a pretty good script. Sean Pean does not sign on for crap movies.
     
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    i love anything older (30's to 50's), so if it's good GREAT, if it sucks, no different than before. doesn't take away from the awesomeness of the 30's, 40's and 50's.

    btw, "the thin man" series is the BOMB

    i totally did the bold drunk and all...
     
  4. Oski2005

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    They say remake, but this looks like a biopic.
     
  5. The Hunted

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    From Harvey Milk to Larry? Love him or hate him Sean Penn is a pimp!
     
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    Fail :)

     
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    hmm on imdb it says johnny depp is rumored to play moe
     
  8. Hmm

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    so if this isn't a biopic.. and indeed a remake.. does that mean we can't look forward to seeing Jim Carrey in a fat suit.......?
     
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    Mel Gibson for Curly!!!
     
  10. Dave2000

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    other people watched "Heartbreak Kid"?

    I thought I was the only one tricked to watch that garbage
     
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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.

    http://indiefilm.movies.yahoo.com/article-9-/

    who knows
     
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    That's true. He craps them up once he's in them.
     

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