Casting is finally being announced for the Farrelly BrothersThe Three Stooges, and the only real surprise is that Jim Carrey is in talks to play Curly. Carrey is planning to gain 40 pounds for the role so that he can more closely match the physical look of Jerome “Curly” Howard. Sean Penn is set to play Larry, and Benicio Del Toro is currently in talks to play Moe, but both of those names have been reported on the site previously. Even Jim Carrey had been rumored to be involved at some previous point of time. The movie is not a biopic, but a comedy that follows the antics of the trio. I’ve heard the script is split into four chapters and is kinda episodic, with the trio breaking up and going their own separate ways.

I use to be such a huge fan of the Farrelly Brothers. I mean, these are the same guys who directed Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Kingpin. But they haven’t helmed a really good film in at least 8 years (Osmosis Jones, Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid). The fact that the film didn’t get off the ground at Warner Bros doesn’t exactly instill faith in the project. And honestly, a Three Stooges movie just sounds like a horrible idea, even with the level of talent attached.

Discuss: What do you think of the casting choices for The Three Stooges?

source: Variety

In 2003, it was announced that the Farrelly Brothers were developing a film based on The Three Stooges. They spent five years trying to make the film at Warner Bros, but for one reason or another, the film never went into production. Now, Peter and Bobby Farrelly have brought the project over to MGM, and not only is the film going into production, but they’ve announced a November 20th 2009 release date. The Three Stooges will go head to head with Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, the animated sci-fi film Planet 51, and Disney’s Old Dogs (which opens five days later).

I use to be such a huge fan of the Farrelly Brothers. I mean, these are the same guys who directed Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Kingpin. But they haven’t helmed a really good film in at least 8 years (Osmosis Jones, Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid). The fact that the film didn’t get off the ground at Warner Bros doesn’t exactly instill faith in the project. And honestly, a Three Stooges movie just sounds like a horrible idea.

Discuss: Do you want to see a Three Stooges movie?

source: variety


What happened to the Farrelly Brothers? I use to be such a huge fan of the brother-directing team behind Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Kingpin, but they haven’t turned out a really good film in at least 8 years (Osmosis Jones, Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid). Some might argue that Fever Pitch is enjoyable on the level with other generic romantic comedies, but its nothing compared to their earlier efforts.

Variety reports that The Jonas Brothers (Camp Rock) have signed on to star in Walter the Farting Dog for 20th Century Fox. While the Farrelly Brothers haven’t officially signed on to direct, the film is shooting next Spring, and the Farting Dog is one of the few projects they are considering helming. Say it ain’t so guys, say it ain’t so!

The film will be based on a bestselling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray. The Jonas brothers play musicians (a huge stretch, really) whose parents are asked to care for a dog with severe flatulence problem, by an aunt just before she passes away. Sounds like an Oscar-worthy storyline. But don’t worry, the screenplay adaptation is in great hands: Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen (not THAT Joel Cohen), the writing team responsible for Garfield, Evan Almighty and Daddy Day Camp. Yup, this one looks like a clunker from all angles.