We didn’t know how they would resusciate this one after their proposed leads dropped out, but we certainly think that this plan could do the job!
The Farrelly Brothers are busy promoting their new flick, Hall Pass, but are also using that time to reveal some fun new details about their upcoming big-screen revamp of The Three Stooges!
Although the original choices for the characters – Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Jim Carrey – are now essentially defunct, the directorial team have claimed that they want to secure none other than CHER for the role of Mother Superior, the nun that Larry, Moe, and Curly constantly terrorize!
Peter Farrelly explains:
“Cher is just the coolest chick ever. 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.”
Wow! Wouldn’t that just be AMAZEBALLS?!
And as for the still-uncast trio, Bobby Farrelly reveals:
“We need to get the voices. The Stooges had very specific voices and we need to get as close as we can to that. We’ve seen some guys come in that are pretty spot-on, but at the same time there’s something about them that’s not funny. Just because they can do a great imitation doesn’t mean you’re going to burst out laughing when you watch it. There are unknowns who are amazing, and there are knowns who are amazing. And we want to be fair. If a complete unknown is the best, we want to go with that guy. I don’t think we’re going to improve on the Stooges. It’s not going to better than what they did. If we can approach what they did, I’d be happy. There’s nothing inside of me that thinks it’s going to be funnier than what they did.”
“When you create a character, if someone goes off one way or another, you welcome that. But these guys are caught in a box. They must do it a certain way, and they also need to find a newness to it. It’s a tricky thing. And there are some great actors who can be funny and have great comic timing but they can’t be physical. We need athletes on top of everything else. The Stooges themselves, we can’t beat. But I think we can beat the material. And it’s because they didn’t have a budget. We don’t have a huge budget, but they didn’t have anything. They were working on nothing. They were creating something out of thin air to put in the present day and put in the real world; updating it allows us to be better than they were. 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. 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. We’ve thought about it for 12 years. I literally lie in bed thinking about every single shot. I’ve never been more prepared to do a movie in my life.”
Holy shiz! Talk about commitment!
With all of the time and thought they’ve clearly put into this, we sincerely hope that they can find the right cast and look that makes it successful!
And we DEFINITELY think that Cher is a step in the right direction! She would be absolutely INSPIRED casting!
What do U think?? Who do U want to see as The Three Stooges?
[Image via WENN.]