There’s been a lot of talk in Atlanta over the past couple weeks about The Three Stooges, which Peter and Bobby Farrelly are crewing up to start shooting in a couple weeks, but which hadn’t yet locked down the third lead. We know that Will Sasso will play Curly, Sean Hayes will play Larry, and a few other smaller parts are cast as well. (Sofia Vergara will be a ‘femme fatale’ in the second of the film’s three short stories.)

Now it appears that Chris Diamantopoulos, who had a recurring part on the last season of 24, will be the ‘discovery’ to play Moe. Read More »

It hadn’t occurred to me that we might get another Dumb and Dumber, but now that the idea’s been floated, I’m finding it has the ring of inevitability about it. At the Sydney press junket for Hall Pass this weekend, Dumb and Dumber co-director Bob Farrelly announced that he and brother/co-director Peter Farrelly were planning a sequel to their 1994 hit. Dumb and Dumber is the movie that initially put the Farrelly Brothers on the map, kicking off a successful career that includes There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal and (my personal favorite of their films — yeah, yeah, judge all you want) Stuck on You, among others. Read Bob Farrelly’s quote after the jump.

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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 »


The Farrelly Brothers have been developing their new take on The Three Stooges for a long time, and last year seemed to finally have an impressive cast locked down. Before things went haywire, the lineup was Jim Carrey as Curly, Sean Penn as Larry and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Then Penn’s marital trouble put his career on hold; he bowed out of both Stooges and Cartel to focus on shoring up his life at home. Paul Giamatti was rumored as his replacement, and Jim Carrey’s name was eventually taken out of the cast.

Now reports say that Penn is back in the cast, but that the Farrellys will do another film first. Read More »

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Last week Sean Penn announced that he would be backing out of the Farrelly Brothers comedy The Three Stooges and another project to deal with family issues. So who will replace Penn as Larry in redo of the famous comedy trio? How about Paul Giamatti?

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Sean Penn Backs Out of Three Stooges and Cartel


Did the notion of Sean Penn playing Larry in a new Three Stooges movie directed by the Farrelly Brothers seem too crazy/good/ridiculous/awful to be true? Now it is, as THR reports Penn has pulled out of both that movie and Cartel, the film in which he would have played a man out to protect his son after Mexican drug cartels kill his wife. Read More »