It’s difficult to tell what’s going on with the new version of The Three Stooges. Can Peter and Bobby Farrelly not find actors they like to play the three famous comedy characters, or do the actors they like not want to do it? Recent reports pegged Johnny Knoxville as a likely Moe, but then it turned out he wasn’t doing the film and reportedly hadn’t even been offered the part.

Now Will Sasso‘s name is in the mix, and seemingly for any of the Stooges, not just Moe. Read More »

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Sam Worthington is going back to Australia. The actor is set to star in Drift, a surfing drama that will be co-directed by Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott from a script by Morgan O’Neill.

The film is set in 1972 and follows “brothers who start a new life in a remote Australian coastal town. There they contend with suspicious locals and ruthless bikers as they struggle to kick-start a business from their greatest passion — surfing.” Sounds like a pretty old-school film in some way — if the brothers end up knocking heads it could feel like a real drive-in surfing picture. Might be fun. [Variety]

Meanwhile, after the break, The Three Stooges don’t have a starting stooge after all. Read More »

Johnny Knoxville was on the shortlist for the new cast of The Three Stooges almost from the moment the film was revived at Fox. (Writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly once had Benicio Del Toro, Jim Carrey and Sean Penn set to stooge, but that version fell apart.) Now there is a report that an offer is out to Johnny Knoxville to play Moe. If he accepts, then we’ll have a very good idea of how the cast for the film might come together. Read More »

Peter and Bobby Farrelly are still on the hunt for their new Three Stooges. The cast was once assembled, with Benicio del Toro set to play Moe, Jim Carrey set for Curly and Sean Penn as Larry. But that splintered, starting when Sean Penn took a sabbatical from work, and late last year the film moved from MGM to Fox, where it is fast-tracked to shoot this spring.

But, as of now, there are no Stooges. Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg have been tenuously linked to roles, and the brothers have recently said that Benicio del Toro is still an option for Moe. Now, in an interview to promote Hall Pass, the brothers have mentioned an unlikely collection of additional options: Woody Harrelson, Larry David, Hank Azaria and Justin Timberlake. Read More »

‘Hall Pass’ Red-Band Trailer

The best way to sell a Farrelly Brothers film is with a red-band trailer, and so WB/New Line has dropped this red-band clip for the upcoming Hall Pass, in which Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are married guys who can’t stop thinking about the sex they’re evidently not getting at home. Given a week’s break from the confines of marriage, the two get into some ridiculous hijinks. Read More »

Earlier this week we heard a great audio recording of Peter and Bobby Farrelly talking Badass Digest through a comic sequence in their planned big screen version of The Three Stooges. The action involved a nun, and now there is a possible actress for the role: the Farrellys want Cher. In addition, they say (still) that Benicio del Toro, who was once cast as Moe, isn’t out of the running just yet. Read More »

The Farrelly Brothers Talk ‘The Three Stooges’

The Farrelly Brothers are in promotion mode for their upcoming film Hall Pass, but the movie everyone keeps wanting to know about is The Three Stooges. Namely: What the hell is up with that thing, anyway?

Last we checked in on the film, we had learned that the casting of Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg in the film were strictly rumors, and that the film remained “wide open to everybody”. Now they’ve shared additional details about the picture, which you can read after the break. Read More »

If you were mystified by yesterday’s report about the possible involvement of Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg in the Farrelly Brothers upcoming The Three Stooges, you weren’t alone. Peter Farrelly says “You don’t want people to think ‘they already cast that thing,’ because we haven’t…It’s wide open to everybody.” Read More »

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