The Farrelly Brothers' much-anticipated Three Stooges movie will finally begin shooting on March 14, but in a wacky twist, it looks like the film has now lost Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey for the respective roles of Moe, Larry and Curly.
Deadline.com reports that Penn and Carrey are no longer with the project and it remains unclear whether Del Toro is still on board.
"The script is ready to go, and we are opening up these roles to the world right now," says filmmaker Peter Farrelly. "We'll make it with the best possible people. Our feeling is that no star is too big to audition and no matter who it is, we're going to have to see him in the role. This is not 'The Flintstones.' You've got to be Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard, and that could be a major movie star or an unknown."
"The Three Stooges" will not be a traditional biopic, but a reboot of sorts, featuring three 27-minute shorts filled with slapstick and the Stooges' classic theme songs. The movie opens with the trio being dumped as newborns at an orphanage where they terrorize the nun in charge.
"There will be nonstop slapping, more in the tone of 'Dumb and Dumber' than anything else we've done," Farrelly says of the comedy, which is looking to shoot in Atlanta. "Our goal is 85 minutes of laughs in a film that will be very respectful of who the Stooges were. It's by far the riskiest project we've ever done, without question, but it is also the one closest to our hearts."
Who do you think should play Larry, Moe and Curly? Let us know in the comments below.
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No one should play theses rolls. Come up with your own original Idea like the stooges did. this is comedic blasphemy, and they ought to be ashamed. Why can't this be an age of originality instead of one of copycats?
Will Sasso brilliant. Let's face it, he's very talented, he's playing the most imitated and prob the most revered stooge of all. Most people remember the stooges cuz of Curly.
Good luck Ferrelly brothers portraying the Howard and clan brothers.
i agure with adam sandler as moe i think he would do good for these part, cant wait for this movie i grow up watching them with my dad
Will Sasso for sure Don't believe me watch Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Kevin james as curly. Rob Schneider as Larry. Will Ferrell or adam sandler as moe.
Bring Billy West to play as Curly. He could probably do very well, as his Zoidberg "Whoop Whoop" is very well inspired from Curly's.
Three unknowns (ie., no "big names") should play the roles. The marquee stars would puff it up and obscure what make the Stooges unique with their own schtick.
Yea... Will Ferrell might make this movie watchable.
i strongly suggest Moe howard to be played by John Mariano ,he will make Moe come back to real life,he will make the movie a big hit ,the audience will think Moe arose from the dead ,hes the man.Farrelly Brothers John Mariano on the Movie poster and the advertising and marketing for the movie the public will think Moe is really still in the building , I`m serious go with him .I also have footage of a live public appearance of the original three stooges at freedomland in 1960,i dont believe they made any public appearences beside this one and i have the footage if you would like to see it or possibly use it for the movie ,love to her back from you ,Nick Tonno
Many people may not know him, but John Mariano is your guy. Check out his facebook page. He's the real McCoy. Don't see how any of those big name actors mentioned on these pages can even come close.
My friend Mike Schab is Curly all the way...consider him and it will be the best decision you ever make.
Haha I think it should be
Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton and Ernie...
Scott Krinsky of CHUCK should be the next Larry Fine . He needs no make-up .
I agree with you Steve- some things are sacred and should not be touched again. Just let the re-runs play for my kids. They love them as much as I did. I never missed a single episode when I was a kid. Let the ORIGINALs live on and on and on for generations . . . most young punks today do not know the definition of a Stooge anyhow until they look in the mirror.
Leave a legend alone- all three of them -some things should never be re-made. RIP Moe Curly and Larry
Seth Rogan as Larry, Del Toro as Moe, Jonah Hill as Curley. Seth Rogan would be perfect for Larry
Paul Collins should audition for the role of Curly.
With a background of physical comedy for over 20 yrs and a love for vaudeville and classic comedy, I think I could give the role the utmost respect. My career as co-creator of Cirque du Soleil's "KOOZA" clown trio gave me the same day to day experiences as the Stooges on the road. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkyba-xVR84
It would be best to keep it in a traditional bio pic format. Curly will certainly be hard to imitate. The young generation today needs to see how long and how hard the three stooges worked. moe howard was a talented kid from brooklyn and he took his little brother babe (curly) everywhere surely instilling something great from within. Moe: Adam Sandler Curly: Jack Black Larry: James Franco Shemp: Kevin Spacy
I would like to see adam sandler as larry, kevin james as curly, and ben stiller as moe. A good all star cast if you ask me. While they are at it they should make an Abbot and Costello movie, with george cloony and kevin james.
Robert Deniro as Moe Steve Wright as Larry, James Belushi as Curly
All joking aside and a lot of the comments have been funny.
My choices would be:
Moe Howard – Ray Romano
Curly Howard – Rulan Gardner
Larry Fine – Seth Rogan
Typically you like cast a characgter to look as cloesly to the part,
however these guys can pull it off. Romano and Rogan have the comedy
down, and Gardner has the wrestling down, should one of the shorts
involve Curly in wrestling match.
Just food for thought...
Good luck guys, make us laugh like you always do.
Mike- Concord NH
Is it true that Mike Myers is the latest casted for Moe?
Larry; Will Farell
Curly: Jack Black
Mo: Steve Busemy
Chris Rock as Moe, Vladimir Putin as Larry, and Hank Williams Jr. as Curly, Yngwie Malmsteen as Shemp.
Kyle Chandler as Moe
Scott Krinsky as Larry
Zach Galifianankis as Curly
John C. Reilly as Shemp
Larry Joe Campbell as Joe
Ethan Suplee as Curly Joe
Johnny Depp as Ted Healy
I suggest Ben Stiller as Moe, Kurtwood Smith as Larry, and Will Sasso as Curly.
How about Jason Segal as larry, Paul Rudd as Moe, and Seth Rogan as Curly. that would be hilarious!
Heck, as much as I've watched and admired the Stooges over the years, I'd love to play Moe or Larry... unfortunately, NOBODY will be able to truly replicate Curly... he was a once-in-a-millenium talent. Come to think of it, Moe and Larry will be very difficult as well... but of the producers don't mind, I'd love to give it a shot. ;)
Hello my name is Jason Albanese and I am a diehard three stooges fan I have almost all of the there short films from 1928-1948 and my all time favorite stooge short is "All The Worlds A Stooge" I think my impersonation of Mr. Curly Howard is awesome and I would love audtion
Check out my article in today's Jewish Daily Forward on the Stooges. They did a beautiful job with it and included an interview with Moe from the 70s. I sent it to Moe's daughter Joan Howard Maurer, who is very grateful.
Thanks for the link Susie. Yep Moe supported his family, Larry's family and who knows who else. Whatta guy!
I have been a stooge fan for over 50 years. I am so glad Jim Carey is not going to be Curley. It is just not a fit. When Michael Chiklis played Curley in the Mel Gibson version of their life story he did a good job but to any real stooge fan, the actions were there, the timing was right but you can never capture Curley's heart.
Robert Downey Jr. as Mo-His physical comedy in Chaplin was amazing
Drew Carey as Curley!
well when you think about it, the stooges raigned in the 30s. there stile of comady was at in peek then. if you try to do that same stile in our day it would brakeing so many laws and violations of civil rights. to do the comady that would be funny you must find three nobodys off the street or a mentel ward. i'm a avaid watcher of the stooges and i just can't see that it could done. they were the greatest at what they did. nuf said... don't mind the spelling...sorry....
But I do mind the spelling. 10 mistakes is beyond a simple "sorry".
The Stooges were actually around in the 40's. Their comedy is classic. They are a satire on modern life if you can get past the eye pokes. They were ahead of their time. Moe Howard portraying Hitler (,being Jewish) ,during the time of the war was brave and noble. When we laugh at the stooges we are really laughing at ourselves.
They reigned from the mid 20's -late 60's, not because they wanted to but because they had to. They did so much for so little.
The Farrelly Brothers must be stopped at all costs before it's too late. The curse of King Rutten Tutten be upon them. This movie must never be made.
ROFLMBO!!!! You are silly!!!
Rosie as Curly
Madonna as Moe
Lindsey Lohan as Larry.
Give them all loaded guns!
whoo, whoo, whoo whooooooooooooo
The only actor that can play a convincing Curly is Michael Chiklis (Vic from The Shield). He proved it already here :
Mike, great video! Wow, never knew something like that existed–where is it taken from? The filmmakers obviously did their homework w/camera setups, costumes, the works just like the original. As for Chiklis, I think he does "OK" in an impossible role. He has the voice down well and the gestures and mannerisms of Curly, but his timing is off. But then, Curly Howard was a force of nature, and an instinctive comedian. The guy playing Moe comes off best, but he has the easiest role to mimick. The actor playing Larry is terrible.
Kevibn James as Curly Adam Sandler as Moe and Rob Schnieder Larry freakin funny !!!
C'mon, Rob. You've got three Larry's there.
This movies gonna suck
that's what ur mom said last night
ok, changed my mind for the younger crowd....i agree with steve, but if they insist on ruining the classics, at least do it with funny people...Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan and Zack Galafinakis.......
i wish sean penn would still portray larry and jim carrey would still portray curly but richard jenkins is going to be larry and shane jacobson is going to be curly
Sorry, but the originals were just that: original. No one actor, let alone three, could portray them. And why would anyone want to?? They will surely be castigated as inferior copies. And why would anyone want to make this film?? The shorts themselves are still brilliant. The only reason people would ever see this proposed film would be to laugh AT the actors' attempts to imitate the Stooges. Does anyone think this film will be anything other than an embarrassing disapppointment?
I agree with you Steve. Larry Fine & his wife's story of living life in a hotel as if they could afford it while Moe bailed them out, Curley being a ladies man, then suffering a debilitating stroke and premature end age 46 and Moe the rock with bro Shemp the stand~in cannot be nor should it be duplicated. A lot of 20 somethings don't have much idea of what vaudeville & burlesque were. The film could show how movies started, then talkies as the Stooges were right there working their butts off for diddly. Also the use of sound effects to bolster a scene was a Stooge innovation. Make a true bio, paired with film history... I'd go see that. nyuk, nyuk
it's just a movie they can't replace the originals
and also shemp was one of the originals and replaced by curly then after curly had a stroke he was replaced by shemp again then the next one was joe besser then joe DeRita (a.k.a. curly joe)
How about some truly funny actors like Steve Busceme, Joe Pantoliano, and Joe Pesci ? It'd be mildly amuzing
i would like to see play the part of the three stooges robert de niro or josh brolin as moe howard david paymer or paul giamatti as Larry fine frank caliendo or kevin james or mark addy as curly howard robin williams or jim carrey as shemp howard please please
Bring in Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid and watch the country go down the tubes...
Oh wait... we're ALL in that movie already!
Bring in Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and cal it "The Three Psycho Conservative Stooges".
Has an even better ring to it.
Bring in Tim Robbins, Conan O'Brian and Brad Pitt and cal it "The Three Liberal Stooges"
Has a great ring to it.
Why does everything have to be political? This is a movie about three comedians. Loosen up a bit. Goodness.
How about The Palins....Bristol Palin (Curly of course..big as she is), Sarah as Moe cuz she'd get to slap the others around and Todd as Larry...the bumbling idiot sidekick. How about that Truth?
I think you take the concept but need to add a modern twist like a black Moe, white Larry and maybe a Mexican or east Indian Curly..... Kind of like Peter sellers character in The Party, only three bumbling bozos?
Adam Sandler as Moe...Kevin James as Curley...And Wayne Knight from Seinfeld as Larry
I think you should bring in Robin Williams and Steve Martin, they alone should make a good Moe and Larry.
Looking forward to seeing the movie. Are you also looking for actors to play Vernon Dent, Emil Sitka, and Bumbling Bud Jamison?
lighten up 'truth,' it's pies and pokes in the eyes.
Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Massei & Jim Carrey
I've been watching the three stooges since I was young boy and I know how to play it....though I'm not an actor I know I can.
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