Sunday, March 29, 2009

The New Stooges Movie Is Already Hilarious

MGM has announced its intentions to make a Three Stooges movie. And what's amazing is it's funny already. It's funny and they haven't even rolled an inch of film. Not one frame and it's hilarious.

Let me lay it out for you before milk shoots from my nose.

Benecio Del Toro is going to play Moe. That's right, Moe.

Sean Penn is going to play Larry. Uh-huh. You got that right.

And Jim Carrey is going to play Curly. He's going to put on an additional 40 lbs, because that's all that really separates him from Curly.

The Farrelly Brothers are to direct. And according to them, they've long had their eye on Del Toro to play Moe. Seriously folks, I can't make these things up.

I'm all for casting against type, but this seems a bit extreme to me. Then again, I'm not sure who I would cast in this because, I'm not sure why it needs to be made. The Three Stooges is pretty timeless comedy to me. But who am I to say? They've remade worse things. And by worse, I mean better.


Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

Haven't the Farrelly Brothers already proven that 90 minutes of slapstick doesn't work anymore?

PIPER said...

I don't know about that. What they proved to me is that they sold out pretty hard.

But based on their last few movies, I have no faith that this will be any good.

brian said...

How do you top the Three Stooges?

Love them or hate them, they are an original. I don't care how many Oscar winners you throw at this projects, these guys are NOT Moe, Larry and Curly.

Greg said...

I actually thought you were joking until I did a quick search at Variety. And now I wonder if they're joking, or being taken for a ride by a publicist for the studio leaking phony info to garner interest. I mean really, until proven otherwise, this kind of sounds like a hoax.

Garrett Sorrels said...

my wife told me about this on Saturday. I didnt believe her.

i think the actors they've selected is the one part that makes this even slightly interesting and peaked my curiousity.

the turn off is that its a Farelly Bros movie. Dont get me wrong, they have some great movies and there is a place for that, but this seems like something they're really going to screw up.

PIPER said...


I'm still not sure I believe it. Brian actually told me about it and I had to follow up on it before I believed it as well.

It might still be a wonderful hoax.

Anonymous said...

Why are people still interested in Farelly Bros. movie?

This movie is going to be so awful. I can see it.

Unless, it is a behind the scenes of the Three stooges.

Greg said...

Wait a minute. I just assumed, if this wasn't a hoax, that it was going to be a behind the scenes biopic. Am I to understand this is going to be a Three Stooges re-boot. Oh dear Lord.

Emily Blake said...

I didn't think Sean Penn had a sense of humor anymore.

PIPER said...

This is not a biopic. Repeat. This is not a biopic.

And if this is a hoax, and I'm helping it along, I want to make sure I get a check for my time.

Thomas Pluck said...

Sean Penn as Larry is fucking INSPIRED, man. I feel bad because I liked Milk, but a few times I was waiting for Diego Luna to slap him and go "whupwhupwhup!" and poke him in the eyes.

Anonymous said...

I would be better if it was a backstage film about the act of the Three Stooges.

Bryan Herrman said...

Train wreck.