The search for the perfect Stooges continues.
The Farrelly Brothers plan to shoot their big-screen adaptation of the "Three Stooges" shorts this spring, but have yet to cast the trio. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey were set to star as Larry, Moe and Curly, respectively. But it looks like both Penn and Carrey dropped out, while Del Toro remains a question mark.
According to the L.A. Times, the Farrellys are now eyeing Johnny Knoxville as a possible Moe with "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg filling in for frizzy-haired Larry.
"We like both of those guys," said Bobby Farrelly. "We always thought Samberg looks a little like he could play Larry. And Knoxville is a real-life stooge. He's a real-life Moe."
Since Carrey abandoned the project ("We never heard from him, but we read it," says Peter Farrelly), there haven't been any serious contenders for Curly. However, the Farrellys say they have found their leading lady for the film: Cher. The Oscar-winning entertainer would play the Mother Superior of an orphanage where the Stooges are dumped at the beginning of the movie and wreak havoc.
"Cher is just the coolest chick ever," Peter said of the star, who made a cameo in their 2003 film "Stuck on You." "It's hard to describe. You meet a lot of celebrities in our business. We're not cowed by many of them. But Cher is bawdy, she's fun, she's cool, she's lived a life, she's got experience, she's humble. It's the humility that struck me the most. She's not really a diva."
As Marquee previously reported, "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.
"No matter what we do, some people will not like this movie, just because there are the purists who say 'You shouldn't be remaking it,'" Peter tells the L.A. Times. "Our feeling about it is this: We love the Three Stooges. And the Three Stooges never got the Class A treatment they deserve. They were never Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello or the Marx brothers. They never got movies, and they never got the adulation in their lives that we feel they deserve."
What do you think of the Farrellys' potential casting choices? Tell us in a comment below.
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Steve Carell as Moe
Rob Schneider as Larry
Zach Galifianakis as Curly (Sorry but Kevin James is not funny)
John C. Reilly as Shemp (Sorry but John C. Reilly looks much more like Shemp then he does Larry or Curly)
I think chers a great choice for a mother superior, shed be kick ass... Johnny knoxville is a funny guy too. I've never seen the original three stooges but I think this should be a good movie :)
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If you cast Knoxville, the movie will bomb. He is not right for any of the stooges. Benicio del Toro was a good choice but if I had my way:
Jack Black – Moe
Larry C. Reilley – Larry
Kyle Gass – Curly
It might feel a bit like Tenacious D and that other guy, but these actors have the right personalities to portray these characters the way that they need to be portrayed. Knoxville just isn't versatile. His personality bleeds into every character he plays.
See how perfect John C. Reilley is for Larry. He is so perfect that I can't even distinguish between the actor and the character. Hope the movie does well but if you don't get the casting right, then you might as well scrap the whole project because you won't accomplish what you are trying to do. Best of luck to the Farrelly's! This is a pretty ambitious project.
Janet N. – Shemp
Palin – Mrs Doubtfire
Obama – Buckwheat
Never got movies? That's news to me. The Stooges starred in half a dozen feature films, as well as appear in scores of others. And will somebody associated with casting the movie PLEASE consider Jack Black as Curly?
Michael Chicklis wasn't half-bad as Curly in the TV movie.
John Candy was a spot-on Curly back in the SCTV days. but he is no longer alive (sad).
This is an insult not just to all the stooges wold wide past and present but a slap in the face to the surviving family of the stooges ! Drop this stoopid idea befor it even start and save your money & disgrass farrely brothers !
sounds like train wrteck to me the movie will be sh##
Possible candidates for Curly:
John C Reilly – maybe
Kevin James – better
Will Ferrell – more better
Horatio Sanz – best!
Will Farell, john c. reilly. zach galfanakis.. or however u spell the furry face fat guys named... after hangover, due date, step brother, talledaga nights, out cold, wow! what a resume all funny movies, i mean tear jerkers.. there isnt one person in the world that doesnt LOVE at least one of em.. im immature so i love them all
What next,remake of Laurel and Hardy...leave the classics alone Hollywood....
Johnny Knoxville has that Gay look about himself.
I would like to see:
Johnny Knoxville as Moe
Andy Samburg as Larry
Jack Black as Curly
John C. Reilly as Curly?
Oprah would make a Great Curly if one could bind up her huge ( @ )( @ )s, shave her head then paint her faceWhite.
Jack black, zach galifianakis and the guy on the couch in half baked
Jackie Chan as Moe,
Michael Clark Duncan as Curly and Lady Gaga as Larry.
Actually, it should star Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Brad Pitt, and it can be called "The Three Liberal Stooges"...
Hey, what about us?
Telly Savalas would make an excellent Curly.
Johnny Knoxville would make a good Moe because of the physical comedy needed for the role, and Andy Samberg would be a good Larry, but how about either Bruce Willis or Michael Chiklis as Curly? Both started in comedy dramas, and both are already bald.
Hmmm...bumbling fools that were raised by nuns, Blues Brothers anyone? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Stooges, so if this is going to be done, do it right. I like Any Samberg as Larry, Kevin James is a good choice for Curly, but Moe is essential to the Stooges, so I hope they look long and hard for the right person. Johnny Knoxville...not feeling it.
Knoxville, Russell Brand, and the ghost of Chris Farley!
One of the funniest guy on the planet is Mike Smith (BUBBLES ON TRAILER PARK BOYS the biggest and greatest comedy series in Canada, loved around the world, Jim Carey who) this guy is a huge talent and very unknown in the US. They would love him...Go Bubbles!!!
Mike Smith would be awesome as Curly!!
No. Just..... No.
Kevin Spacey as Curly! He can play ANYTHING well and would lend some deep acting chops to this ensemble.
will sasso would be the best curly
Sasso isnt funny. He is just a wetback stand-in for the latino community. Diversity stinks again.
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we already have the 3 stooges in DC...Oblameya, Reid, and Pelosi
Here Here...The 3 idiots would make excellent stooges.
I vote Gabriel Iglesias for Curly! If you're gonna use Knoxville, you've gotta go balls to the wall, pure comedian for Curly.
Jim Norton stand up comedian from the Opie and Anthony would make a perfect Curly!
Like the idea of Zach Galifinakis of Curly. Also with the right script, George Clooney could win an Oscar as Moe. Obvious choice for Larry is Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory.
Cher? OH NO! Why trot out that tired old Horse.
Drew carey as moe. Or maybe cher`s daughter/son
GO FOR IT!
Also, Kevin James has no talent as a comedian. Love old school Adam Sandler but he's just play the same Adam Sandler cheesy part whoever they'd cast him to be. I'd think Joe pesci is a little too old to play Moe and a little too short. I'll go and watch it but I have my doubts thay can pull it off. Good luck!
I agree with baby trucker. Paul Giamatti would be a great Larry. He might have to lose a few pounds but he'd be great. Whoever said Jack Black for any role in this film isn't thinking to clearly. Btw...Jim Carey hasn't been funny in years. He gave that up a long time ago.
The farrelys are forgetting about the biggest stooge in the country. The one who Lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
I may be cast for the role of a gay freak that gets butt slammed in the poop shoot by Moe. -bieber
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Making a big screen biography would be a great idea , perhaps even including a classic short would work as bonus at the end of the picture. But this is a guaranteed flop
Obama – Moe. Harper – Curley. Mubarak – Larry
I auditioned for it, search Maxx maulion on YouTube, i tried to do curly justice, i think i was 40%there.
I'm willing to bet that he would make a better comedian the President. God knows, half the time he speaks he makes me laugh. As for the stooges movie, I don't believe anyone can due the original cast and creativity justice. Maybe just ask Ted Turner to color the original episodes so attract the next generation of fans.
And next, you can do the grown up version of the Little Rascals with President Obama as Buckwheat. That guy loves to be in front of the camera.
well this classic show just went to hell
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.
I will go see this movie. I love the three stooges as well. I really believe they need lots of recognition. To see Cher in this will be awesome. She is my favorite of all time. LOVE JOHNNY KNOXVILL with a passion. This movie will make it big on the big screen. Im in make it happen.
Paul Giamatti as Larry would be brilliant. Larry has to be the toughest character to get right.
However, I think the movie is a big FAIL!
Chazz Bono is hot !
Zach Galifinakis as Curly!!!
Benicio Is A Good Choice
Kevin James – Curly, Sandler -moe, Samberg – Larry, Knoxville a cameo as Shemp or himself if movie takes place during this century.
All wrong. Movie will fail. When they were on carry track they has it. Only guy capable of playing Curley
johnny knoxville, andy samberg, andy milonokis as moe larry & curly in that order. anyone who doesnt agree can suck it
They need to bring in a up and rising actor.
Jack black = Larry
Kevin from The Office = Moe
Andy samburg = Curly
Jack black for curly
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Frank Calliendo (sp?) As Curly...........watch old mad tv or s#!t my dad says and tell me he's not perfect..........
While Frank Caliendo was on Mad TV, he isn't on $#*! My Dad Says. You're thinking of Will Sasso. And yes, I agree with you; he'd make a great Curly.
I always thought Steven Wright would make a good Larry.
Yeah!the three stooges hope its not like the movie were. They meet Hercules.LOL
Bring in a no named actor.
Can't wait, I LOVE Andy Samberg!!!
Kevin James as Curly or the guy from Mike and Molly
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This will be dumber than the dukes of hazard movie
Sean Penn in Carlito's Way looked so much like Larry.
Zack Galafinakis for Curly. No hair, lots of hair, either way he'd be hilarious!
Glad Sean Penn is out, no need for him that's for sure.
thas too funny bobby d
I think Dr. Phil should play Shemp
ok 1st off sandler has made plenty of good movies after the 90's. For example cloick wit christopher walken and theres grown ups. But all that aside, i dont think its a good idea to replicate the classic shorts. But if i had to decide, then id go adam sandler as moe, chris elliot as larry, and kyle gass as curly. Sorry, kevin james is funny but voice is too deep to replicate wit curly.
Seriously you picked Click and Grown Ups to prove that Adam Sandler is still funny, those are the two worst movies he's ever made. BTW he's never been funny, but back in the 90s he surrounded himself with funny writers, now he's writing and producing his own movies and they are awful.
i meant rogen or galifinikis as curly. john c. reilly would be great as larry
Joe Pesci – Moe. Daniel Stern – Larry. Those two have proven they're funny at slapstick comedyin the Home Alone movies and Curly – Al Roker? OK Maybe not Al.
r u kidding??? u gotta get either seth rogen or zach galiafinikis as moe, keep knoxville and samberg too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! couldnt wait to see it
How about Tim Allen? He is a funny guy. Good for last remain character?
I'm still baffled as to how anyone can think this will be anything but pure crap... It's got 'straight to video' stamped all over the script. No wonder the bigger names are staying away from it. Knoxville needs work... Samberg just needs something for his resume... and Cher?! They'd make more money just by calling it 'Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves.'
Bruce Campbell as Moe
Chris Elliott as Larry
? as Curly
I love Bruce Campbell! He should get more work, but I can't see him as Moe. Too nice! Moe was mean-funny.
Superhiro, you're a moron. Adam sandler has made several good movies since the 90's, except for little nicky. That movie sucked balls.
Bush can play Moe, Gore can be Larry, Pelosi will play Curly and Janet will have the part of Shemp. Palin can be their grandmother. Obama will play BuckWheat.
This is an extremely bad idea for some many obvious reasons. The Three Stooges cannot be replicated in any way. All the choices are simply unexceptable because all of today's actors have no grounding in vaudeville. Kevin James – are you kidding? King of Queens – a great example of just how low humour in the United States has sunk. Just drop the idea and let's go back and enjoy those classic 190 shorts....well, exclude those that include the hopelessly unfunny Joe Besser. Long Live Larry Fine!
Leave the classics alone! Love the three stooges, but will not want to see this crap!
How about those great actors known as
Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise and
Robin Downey Jr!!!!
Who's Robin Downey Jr.? I know of a Robert Downey Jr.
One's a drunk, the other likes boys and who the hell knows who that last one is. Have a beer! Cheers!!!
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what do his mean "They never got movies"
they did many films:
Film Year Moe Larry Curly Shemp Joe Curly Joe
Soup to Nuts 1930 Moe Larry Shemp
Turn Back the Clock 1933 Moe Larry Curly
Meet the Baron 1933 Moe Larry Curly
Dancing Lady 1933 Moe Larry Curly
Broadway to Hollywood 1933 Moe Larry Curly
Myrt and Marge 1933 Moe Larry Curly
Fugitive Lovers 1934 Moe Larry Curly
Hollywood Party 1934 Moe Larry Curly
The Captain Hates the Sea 1934 Moe Larry Curly
Start Cheering 1938 Moe Larry Curly
Time Out for Rhythm 1941 Moe Larry Curly
My Sister Eileen 1942 Moe Larry Curly
Good Luck, Mr. Yates 1943 Moe Larry Curly
Rockin' in the Rockies 1945 Moe Larry Curly
Swing Parade of 1946 1946 Moe Larry Curly
Gold Raiders 1951 Moe Larry Shemp
Columbia Laff Hour 1956 Moe Larry Shemp
Three Stooges Fun-O-Rama 1959 Moe Larry Joe
Have Rocket, Will Travel 1959 Moe Larry Curly Joe
Stop, Look and Laugh 1960 Moe Larry Curly
Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961 Moe Larry Curly Joe
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 1962 Moe Larry Curly Joe
The Three Stooges in Orbit 1962 Moe Larry Curly Joe
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze 1963 Moe Larry Curly Joe
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 Moe Larry Curly Joe
4 for Texas 1963 Moe Larry Curly Joe
The Outlaws Is Coming 1965 Moe Larry Curly Joe
Kook's Tour 1970 Moe Larry Curly Joe
You wasted your time finding and posting thier complete movie list? Your the stooge, they can put you in as Numbnut.
It' about time. Curley...Will Farrrel?
oh boy....how about john cleece..eric idle....and terry gilliam...oh wait they already belong to a group...not a good idea..unless everyone works for scale it might make ya a few mill.
Yea ya right about Adam. He is washed up.
Johnny Knocksville and Andy Samberg? I'm in.
Johnny Knoxvill and Andy Samburgh would both be perfect for Moe and Larry. Jonnah Hill would make a great Curry. He got the weight and the voice. All he has to do is shave his head.
"not a traditional biopic"??? No kidding CNN.com. I would no more expect this to be a biopic than I would expect the new spiderman reboot to be a holocaust film or an ancient Roman epic.
How about Kyle Gass from Tenacious D as Curly, Chi McBride and John C. Reily would probaly be good also.
Adam Sandler are you kidding? He hasn't been in a funny movie since the 90s.
I love the Stooges! No one can do it better than them, but I will certainly go and see it, if it has Knoxville and if they cast Kevin James as curly. If not, I won't.
A complete insult.
I think Kevin James would do great. And i also agree with John C. Reiley. Than keep Knoxville. And there you have it. I would go see it, I think it would be great.
Cher is ok.. other choices are stupid. This will only work with big actors involved, not movie star wannabes.
HAHAHAH Cher's Daughter... err son could be Larry!
^ freaking hilarious...bravo
Don't make this movie!! This is a horrendous idea – there is no recreating the original stooges. Their act was honed through vaudeville, even stand-ins in there act didn't work (except for older bro Shemp)
Butterbean for Curly!!
Do you smell it? How can you not. It's crap.
This smells like crap. Seriously. Loads of crap.
AGREED!!!!!!!!!! Once more Hollywood proves that their creative writing talent has long since dried up and they've nothing left to do but destroy yet more of the original classics!!!
Curly should be played by Kevin James.He has extreme physical humor..would be great
Vote Adam for Moe!!!
What about Joe and Shemp?
Cher and her SheMan daughter. Would be Rated R for uglyness.
Stooges "never got movies"? They got way too many, but without Curly. ("Swing Time" hardly counts, since they weren't the "stars".)
That said – no, please, don't do this. Leave the boys alone.
Since when does one equate Johnny Knoxville with "Class A treatment"?
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How about 'George Castanza' or former RI Mayor Buddy Cianci?! Or Hassen Been Sobe! Lights, Camera & Action!
Knoxville = Moe
Andy Richter = Curly
John C. Reily = Larry
Nice line up.
Kevin James would do nicely as Curly and Adam Sandler would make a better Moe. Larry is the question.
I agree with you on Kevin James & Adam Sandler
Would Kevin James shave his head?
Cher could play Shemp, both just as ugly.
Put Adam Sandler in it. Jim carrey isn't all that funny. I'm glad his not going to be in it.
and Sandler is? that new Rom Com with that other has been Anniston looks greeeeaaaat. newsflash. the 90's ended in1999.
I dunno, this feels like one of those franchises that no matter how much effort they put into this film, it would still be trash. Not putting down the Stooges, it's just how can possibly write a 2 hour feature film based around them that would do their legacy justice? I just don't see it. If this film comes out, it will be terrible. Mark it.
hey yucko read the artical its not a feature its 3 27min shorts
There's nothing "super" about your reading comprehension. Drew nailed the point right on the dot.
Johnny knoxville will be great. Too bad carrey pooped out he would have made it even better
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