'Three Stooges' to star Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg... and Cher?
February 17th, 2011
06:06 PM ET

'Three Stooges' to star Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg... and Cher?

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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  5. Cody

    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)

    February 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jen

    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 :)

    February 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. Gottadobetter

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gottadobetter

      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.

      February 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NoBama

    Bush- Moe
    Gore- Larry
    Pelosi- Curly
    Janet N. – Shemp
    Palin – Mrs Doubtfire
    Obama – Buckwheat

    February 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Christopher

    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?

    February 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe Pasko

    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).

    February 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bones

    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 !

    February 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ralph

    sounds like train wrteck to me the movie will be sh##

    February 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. C-Money

    Possible candidates for Curly:
    John C Reilly – maybe
    Kevin James – better
    Will Ferrell – more better
    Horatio Sanz – best!

    February 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jsquiddy

    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

    February 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Earl

    What next,remake of Laurel and Hardy...leave the classics alone Hollywood....

    February 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. E Jack Ulate

    Johnny Knoxville has that Gay look about himself.

    February 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ron31

    I would like to see:
    Johnny Knoxville as Moe
    Andy Samburg as Larry
    Jack Black as Curly

    February 18, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  18. Martin Gredinger

    John C. Reilly as Curly?

    February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Starring Oprah Winfrey as Curly

    Oprah would make a Great Curly if one could bind up her huge ( @ )( @ )s, shave her head then paint her faceWhite.

    February 18, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  20. Chase

    Jack black, zach galifianakis and the guy on the couch in half baked

    February 18, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  21. harmony

    Jackie Chan as Moe,
    Michael Clark Duncan as Curly and Lady Gaga as Larry.

    February 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  22. T. Bagher

    Actually, it should star Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Brad Pitt, and it can be called "The Three Liberal Stooges"...

    February 18, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. Shemp and Joe

    Hey, what about us?

    February 18, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. Who Loves Ya Baby

    Telly Savalas would make an excellent Curly.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  25. chanda

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. heycarrieann

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  27. jhudsonrrt

    Knoxville, Russell Brand, and the ghost of Chris Farley!

    February 18, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jayson Woodbridge

    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!!!

    February 18, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. Fronkensteen

    No. Just..... No.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  30. SeattleNate

    Kevin Spacey as Curly! He can play ANYTHING well and would lend some deep acting chops to this ensemble.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  31. wise74man

    will sasso would be the best curly

    February 18, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Pass The Old El Paso

      Sasso isnt funny. He is just a wetback stand-in for the latino community. Diversity stinks again.

      February 18, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  32. 1guy

    Johnnyb and wildgamefearme are ridiculous! Is this really the forum to talk about obama? ...seriously you f-in tbaggers make me sic! And wild dbag I assusre you neither man... nor wildgame loloolo fear you! ya f-in loser. Wild game fearme lololooololo wow!

    February 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  33. kurlyjo{

    we already have the 3 stooges in DC...Oblameya, Reid, and Pelosi

    February 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ObaManure Goes Down In Flames

      Here Here...The 3 idiots would make excellent stooges.

      February 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  34. JustAThought

    I vote Gabriel Iglesias for Curly! If you're gonna use Knoxville, you've gotta go balls to the wall, pure comedian for Curly.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  35. cmoyer23

    Jim Norton stand up comedian from the Opie and Anthony would make a perfect Curly!

    February 18, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  36. OneAmerican

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  37. Sonny Bonos Skiing Helmet

    Cher? OH NO! Why trot out that tired old Horse.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  38. flavo flave

    Drew carey as moe. Or maybe cher`s daughter/son

    February 18, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  39. junebugg

    GO FOR IT!

    February 18, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. bportsox

    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!

    February 18, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  41. bportsox

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  42. johnnyb

    The farrelys are forgetting about the biggest stooge in the country. The one who Lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

    February 18, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  43. Justin Bieber

    I may be cast for the role of a gay freak that gets butt slammed in the poop shoot by Moe. -bieber

    February 18, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
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    February 18, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  45. JIM

    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

    February 18, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  46. ahmad N

    Obama – Moe. Harper – Curley. Mubarak – Larry

    February 18, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  47. Maxx

    I auditioned for it, search Maxx maulion on YouTube, i tried to do curly justice, i think i was 40%there.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  48. wildgamefearme

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  49. wildgamefearme

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  50. whisper

    Johnny Knoxville
    -=-=-=-=-=
    well this classic show just went to hell

    February 18, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  51. Baby Trucker

    CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  52. Baby Trucker

    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.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  53. El D.

    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!

    February 18, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  54. Junior T

    Chazz Bono is hot !

    February 18, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  55. bman yo!

    Zach Galifinakis as Curly!!!

    February 18, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  56. gonzo

    Benicio Is A Good Choice

    February 18, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  57. jtzttzy

    Kevin James – Curly, Sandler -moe, Samberg – Larry, Knoxville a cameo as Shemp or himself if movie takes place during this century.

    February 18, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  58. Tony

    All wrong. Movie will fail. When they were on carry track they has it. Only guy capable of playing Curley

    February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  59. to the point

    johnny knoxville, andy samberg, andy milonokis as moe larry & curly in that order. anyone who doesnt agree can suck it

    February 18, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  60. Matthew Hester

    They need to bring in a up and rising actor.

    February 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  61. Jdmd243

    Jack black = Larry
    Kevin from The Office = Moe
    Andy samburg = Curly

    February 18, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  62. Jdmd243

    Jack black for curly

    February 18, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  63. hammie

    Nnoooooooo!!! Nyc nyc nyc

    February 18, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  64. nick mars

    Frank Calliendo (sp?) As Curly...........watch old mad tv or s#!t my dad says and tell me he's not perfect..........

    February 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      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.

      February 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  65. Dr. Howard

    I always thought Steven Wright would make a good Larry.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  66. rastamobman

    Yeah!the three stooges hope its not like the movie were. They meet Hercules.LOL

    February 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Matthew Hester

    Bring in a no named actor.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  68. nik

    Can't wait, I LOVE Andy Samberg!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Shawn Fredericks

    Kevin James as Curly or the guy from Mike and Molly

    February 17, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  70. XXV

    Sean is too busy trying to save
    The people of Hatii, He is
    Better left on the island
    Doing good rather then
    A waste of a Movie. Go back
    To Duxbury F. Brothers and
    Leave movie making to others! Peace to
    You...!

    February 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Battlellac

    This will be dumber than the dukes of hazard movie

    February 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Battlellac

    Sean Penn in Carlito's Way looked so much like Larry.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Matt

    Zack Galafinakis for Curly. No hair, lots of hair, either way he'd be hilarious!

    February 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Sullivan

    Glad Sean Penn is out, no need for him that's for sure.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  75. falcon

    thas too funny bobby d

    February 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Bobby D

    I think Dr. Phil should play Shemp

    February 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  77. falcon

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • LukeSlayton

      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.

      February 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  78. cdholick

    i meant rogen or galifinikis as curly. john c. reilly would be great as larry

    February 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  79. katie

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  80. cdholick

    r u kidding??? u gotta get either seth rogen or zach galiafinikis as moe, keep knoxville and samberg too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! couldnt wait to see it

    February 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  81. AJ

    How about Tim Allen? He is a funny guy. Good for last remain character?

    February 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Courtney

    Bad idea

    February 17, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Don

    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.'

    February 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Derrick

    Bruce Campbell as Moe
    Chris Elliott as Larry
    ? as Curly

    February 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gottadobetter

      I love Bruce Campbell! He should get more work, but I can't see him as Moe. Too nice! Moe was mean-funny.

      February 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Andrew

    Superhiro, you're a moron. Adam sandler has made several good movies since the 90's, except for little nicky. That movie sucked balls.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  86. zo

    Danny Mcbride-Moe
    John Reilly-Larry
    Will Farrell-Curly

    February 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omama

      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.

      February 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. geoff

    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!

    February 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  88. drew

    Leave the classics alone! Love the three stooges, but will not want to see this crap!

    February 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Ws

    No

    February 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Pat

    How about those great actors known as
    Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise and
    Robin Downey Jr!!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Who's Robin Downey Jr.? I know of a Robert Downey Jr.

      February 18, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • LuLu

      One's a drunk, the other likes boys and who the hell knows who that last one is. Have a beer! Cheers!!!

      February 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
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  91. dsinla

    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

    February 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omram

      You wasted your time finding and posting thier complete movie list? Your the stooge, they can put you in as Numbnut.

      February 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Name*Silvertrain

    It' about time. Curley...Will Farrrel?

    February 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • kent

      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.

      February 18, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  93. Red Dawm

    Yea ya right about Adam. He is washed up.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  94. P Warner

    Johnny Knocksville and Andy Samberg? I'm in.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Drew Hutchinson

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Ellis

    "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.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Chris

    How about Kyle Gass from Tenacious D as Curly, Chi McBride and John C. Reily would probaly be good also.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Superhiro

    Adam Sandler are you kidding? He hasn't been in a funny movie since the 90s.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  99. dan

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jim Osborne

    A complete insult.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  101. ratm33

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  102. john c

    Cher is ok.. other choices are stupid. This will only work with big actors involved, not movie star wannabes.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bob

    HAHAHAH Cher's Daughter... err son could be Larry!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Scott

    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)

    February 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  105. E-Unit

    Butterbean for Curly!!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  106. stooge lover

    Do you smell it? How can you not. It's crap.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  107. stooge lover

    This smells like crap. Seriously. Loads of crap.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spiffy

      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!!!

      February 18, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  108. Krug

    Curly should be played by Kevin James.He has extreme physical humor..would be great

    February 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  109. a dog named snooks

    Vote Adam for Moe!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  110. alex

    What about Joe and Shemp?

    February 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • termination

      Cher and her SheMan daughter. Would be Rated R for uglyness.

      February 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Quatermass

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Frankie

    Since when does one equate Johnny Knoxville with "Class A treatment"?

    February 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @Frankie-If this were facebook... I would like this comment. XD

      February 18, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  113. Lady You Must be Psychic!

    How about 'George Castanza' or former RI Mayor Buddy Cianci?! Or Hassen Been Sobe! Lights, Camera & Action!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Jamal Ali

    Knoxville = Moe
    Andy Richter = Curly
    John C. Reily = Larry

    February 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Tony - Fla

    Kevin James would do nicely as Curly and Adam Sandler would make a better Moe. Larry is the question.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  116. BYRDMAN

    Put Adam Sandler in it. Jim carrey isn't all that funny. I'm glad his not going to be in it.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • NaMattme*

      and Sandler is? that new Rom Com with that other has been Anniston looks greeeeaaaat. newsflash. the 90's ended in1999.

      February 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Superhiro

    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.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • drew

      hey yucko read the artical its not a feature its 3 27min shorts

      February 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Superhiro

      There's nothing "super" about your reading comprehension. Drew nailed the point right on the dot.

      February 18, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  118. canu

    Johnny who??

    February 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  119. 4x4 jeepers

    Johnny knoxville will be great. Too bad carrey pooped out he would have made it even better

    February 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |

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