After a journey through development hell that would make Dante feel uneasy, The Farrelly Brothers have finally set a production start date of March 14 for their Three Stooges movie.
We're not 100% sure if this was the BEST time to set a concrete date, given the fact that the entire cast is no longer attached to the film, but we can appreciate the Farrelly Bros' perseverance.
Jim Carrey, Sean Penn, and Benicio Del Toro were all attached to the film as Stooges, but by now they've all left the project. According to reports, Benicio MAY still play Moe, but it is unclear at this point.
The Farrelly Brothers plan to begin casting immediately, and they are already in talks with Let Me In/Burn After Reading actor Richard Jenkins to play "the head nun who is terrorized by the precocious Stooges."
Here's what Peter Farrelly had to say about the project:
"The script is ready to go, and we are opening up these roles to the world right now. 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."
And more from Farrelly:
"There will be non-stop slapping, more in the tone of Dumb and Dumber than anything else we've done. 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."
Certainly sounds like a risky undertaking, but we give you credit for continuing to push forward with this project, Farrelly Bros. You're clearly passionate about it, and we're sure that will be reflected in the final product.
Good luck, bbs! We'll keep an eye out for those casting announcements.
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