The Farrelly Brothers' ‘The Three Stooges’ Remake Gets Greenlit

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have moved the remake from Warner Bros. to MGM.
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The Farrelly Brothers' ‘The Three Stooges’ Remake Gets Greenlit

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have finally found a home for their long-proposed remake of a comedy classic. According to Variety, MGM has given the Farrelly Brothers the green light for their long-proposed remake of The Three Stooges.

The brothers had tried to set up the remake at Warner Brothers for the last five years with little progress made. It seems the film will be fast-tracked as well, with MGM setting a November 20, 2009 release date for the film.

The Farrelly's will direct the film and, while no casting has been announced, Bobby Farrelly had previously stated they were "thinking of someone like a Benecio del Toro, or a Russell Crowe" for the role of Moe.

Sources:Variety

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  • meauburn2008 • 6 years ago

    Ya know what? I say give the movie a chance people! We need to laugh, especially in these stressed out tight times! Slapstick humor is a great stress reliever!

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    • timmy199030 • 6 years ago

      VERY INTERESTING BUT I WOULD HAVE JACK BLACK AS CURLY,JIM CARREY AS LARRY,AND SEAN PENN AS MOE.JUST THINK IF JOHN BELUSHI OR CHRIS FARLEY WERE WITH US THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT CURLY OR HEATH LEDGER AS LARRY.ALL I KNOW IS YOU CAN'T LOVE IT OR HATE UNTIL YOU SEE IT SO GO CHECK IT OUT

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      • hunch51984 • 7 years ago

        Michael Chiklis played Curly in a made for TV movie so I say cast him

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        • shadowsc • 7 years ago

          this will be crap. leave it alone!!!

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          • chad-vital • 7 years ago

            How can you make a plot from The Three Stooges? It has stupid and complete corny written all over it.

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            • diaigma • 7 years ago

              Woo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo...

              Neuck yuk yuk yuk!

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              • g72rome • 7 years ago

                Jack Black has to be curly

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                • err2005 • 7 years ago

                  not to kick a dead horse, but a dark comedy about 3 emotionally unstable, prone-to-violence brothers who travel from town to town to avoid prosecution on their countless infractions including destroying peoples homes and violent outbursts in public arenas might be intriguing.

                  but a slapstick sh*tfest directed by the farrellys about three guys imitating the three stooges will be a waste of time, i agree.

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                  • moviebuff123 • 7 years ago

                    HAHAHA Nice one Brian. Remember Lethal Weapon II when he shoots the fish Aquarium? "Ini... Mini... Miny.... Hey Moe!!" BANG BANG BANG!!!! LOL... classic.

                    Replacing comedians in classic roles just never works. They tried it with Dumb and Dumber, the Mask, The Blues Brothers and a few others and they all bombed. What next??? Abbott and Costello? The Marx Brothers? Laurel and Hardy? Forget it man.... they will NEVER be outdone.

                    This is a horrible, horrible, idea.

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                    • orionbolt • 7 years ago

                      Um I-m not sure about this one yet.

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                      • thedarkknight23 • 7 years ago

                        cool!

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                        • brian • 7 years ago

                          Mel Gibson is so stoked right now.

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                          • deathstardestroyer • 7 years ago

                            This will be some funny sh*t!The Farrelly Brothers make great comedys

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                            • err2005 • 7 years ago

                              this is why the coen bros should do it, darknight#90454579047907, because that sh*t would eb interesting.

                              ah well.

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                              • darknight2183 • 7 years ago

                                remakes are getting lame and stupid have Hollywood ran out of good new ideas also no one can out do the original stooges

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                                • err2005 • 7 years ago

                                  i'd rather see the coen brothers morbid take on a three stooges story, but the farrellys will probably offer up something chuckle-worthy.

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                                  • ikilledbill2wice • 7 years ago

                                    i wonder when the charlie chaplin movies will start to get remakes? This, if done right (meaning in a way that is at least respectful to the stooges) couldnt possibly be funny nowadays. and if you kill that original type of humor, its f*cked up to even call it the stooges

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                                    • cwalkenistheman • 7 years ago

                                      "don't fix it if it ain't broke!"

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                                      • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                                        Crap.

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                                        • instead8909 • 7 years ago

                                          I grew up watching the reruns this will tank for sure.

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