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GAC
11-04-2008, 09:49 PM
Is nothing not sacred in this culture? I love the Stooges! :lol:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/movies/05arts-THEFARRELLYS_BRF.html?ref=movies

Every Christmas the kids seem to get me some item Stooge-related. Last year they got me a bottle opener that does Curly's N'yuk N'yuk N'yuk.

http://www.thathappened.net/images/ThreeStooges.jpg

deltachi8
11-04-2008, 09:58 PM
Pete Rose needs to be cast as Mo

redsfanmia
11-05-2008, 07:54 AM
Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.

SunDeck
11-05-2008, 12:20 PM
Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.

Agreed- the Stooges don't need to be updated.

Mario-Rijo
11-05-2008, 05:49 PM
Agreed- the Stooges don't need to be updated.

Why I oughta.......


J/K

GAC
03-26-2009, 07:55 PM
Nyuk Nyuk…Huh? Sean Penn Joins ‘Three Stooges’ Movie

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/nyuk-nyukhuh-sean-penn-joins-three-stooges-movie/?ref=movies

To his allies, Sean Penn is a wise guy; to his adversaries, he’s a stooge. Now they’re both correct: the actor has joined the cast of “The Three Stooges,” a new MGM comedy based on the vintage film shorts of that knockaround trio, Variety reported. Mr. Penn, who recently won his second Academy Award, for playing the title role in Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” is set to play Larry, the wire-haired, Stradivarius-wielding Stooge. The studio is also said to be in final negotiations with Jim Carrey, who will gain weight to play the rotund Curly, and is pursuing Benicio Del Toro (“Che”) to play the irritable Moe. The film is to be written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly (of “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin” fame), and is planned for a 2010 release.

redsfanmia
03-26-2009, 08:09 PM
Nyuk Nyuk…Huh? Sean Penn Joins ‘Three Stooges’ Movie

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/nyuk-nyukhuh-sean-penn-joins-three-stooges-movie/?ref=movies

To his allies, Sean Penn is a wise guy; to his adversaries, he’s a stooge. Now they’re both correct: the actor has joined the cast of “The Three Stooges,” a new MGM comedy based on the vintage film shorts of that knockaround trio, Variety reported. Mr. Penn, who recently won his second Academy Award, for playing the title role in Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” is set to play Larry, the wire-haired, Stradivarius-wielding Stooge. The studio is also said to be in final negotiations with Jim Carrey, who will gain weight to play the rotund Curly, and is pursuing Benicio Del Toro (“Che”) to play the irritable Moe. The film is to be written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly (of “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin” fame), and is planned for a 2010 release.


There is no way this is serious.

GAC
03-26-2009, 08:16 PM
There is no way this is serious.

It's reported here too...

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/03/sean-penn-three.html

Jim Carrey is in "negotiations" for the role of Curly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/25/three-stooges-film-cast-s_n_179146.html

redsfanmia
03-26-2009, 09:38 PM
It's reported here too...

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/03/sean-penn-three.html

Jim Carrey is in "negotiations" for the role of Curly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/25/three-stooges-film-cast-s_n_179146.html

This is going to be unwatchable.

Blimpie
03-26-2009, 09:39 PM
I never realized that Moe was hispanic.

smith288
03-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Penn is unwatchabe as a surfer, a mentally disabled (though close to reality), a foreign policy expert or anything else he has done. I can't believe the guy got a career in acting... Now likely going to trash the Three Stooges with another lackluster performance.

Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

Benicio Del Toro??? WTF... Is he going to stop illegal drug cartels on the side?

redsmetz
03-27-2009, 01:36 PM
Penn is unwatchabe as a surfer, a mentally disabled (though close to reality), a foreign policy expert or anything else he has done. I can't believe the guy got a career in acting... Now likely going to trash the Three Stooges with another lackluster performance.

Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

Benicio Del Toro??? WTF... Is he going to stop illegal drug cartels on the side?

Yikes! I'm guessing you don't like Sean Penn one bit. Would that be correct? That said, I'll disagree. In his two Oscar winning perfornaces, Milk and Mystic River, he gave very good performances. There are times where in many of his roles, he's basicially playing Sean Penn, but that certainly wasn't true in Milk and he was transformed, in my opinion.

I'm intrigued by the cast. I suspect this will be more than just straight comedy. There's back story to be told and it won't be all yucks and poking eyes. Visually I could see Penn easily made to be Larry. The same goes for Del Toro. I'm not familiar with much of his work (I saw him in Traffic, but can't recall the character), but visually again, it wouldn't be a stretch to see them bring him around. I wondered about an accent, but pulled up a quick interview on Youtube and his English is impeccable. While born in Puerto Rico, according to his bio, his father moved the family to a farm in Pennsylvania, so that's not a problem.

Carrey may be the most difficult to succeed in these roles, IMO. When he puts his mind to it, he's got some chops. I thought he should have been nominated for an Oscar for The Truman Show, and he was very good in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But if he brings the typical Jim Carrey performance to this, it will be a failure. Carrey can be very funny, but far too many of his movies are essentially the same thing. Robin Williams has the same problem. The Stooge he'll be playing too is probably the most complex character and will require some pathos to get it right.

I think there's a good story to be told here. I hope the producers bring their "A" game. It could be a good one with a good cast.

durl
03-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.

+1000

savafan
03-27-2009, 07:07 PM
More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.

redsmetz
03-27-2009, 08:08 PM
More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.

Really most movies are picked up from something. The last movie where I actually thought "wow, what a story idea" was Stranger Than Fiction. I loved the premise and was intrigued to see the movie.

Whether this one is original remains to be seen. Again, I think there is a story to be told her and I don't think anyone's every done a film on the Three Stooges. I'm curious to see if they can pull it off. It won't be easy, IMO.

redsmetz
03-27-2009, 09:10 PM
I came across this excerpt from a news story on the Three Stooges website:

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

Some of my comments were assuming there was some biographical element to this film. I think this will be very difficult to pull off. I'm not saying it can't be, but it will be hard to do it well.

Jerry Narron
03-27-2009, 09:24 PM
More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.

Very true. Poltergeist and The Karate Kid are going to be remade in the next two years also.

BCubb2003
03-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Poltergeist and The Karate Kid

Now that's a movie I'd go to see.

GAC
03-28-2009, 06:49 AM
Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

But cast as playing Curly? Better start the weigh-gain training now, and learn how to crouch because isn't Carey kinda tall?

savafan
03-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Poltergeist? Really? How many years before they remake Titanic?

westofyou
03-29-2009, 11:48 PM
But cast as playing Curly? Better start the weigh-gain training now, and learn how to crouch because isn't Carey kinda tall?

5'5" the other 2 were 5' 4" There was a TV movie already done on the Stooges, The Comish was Curly

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0214698/

Matt700wlw
03-30-2009, 04:30 PM
Steven Wright should be Larry

GAC
03-30-2009, 06:58 PM
5'5" the other 2 were 5' 4"

Yeah, those were the height of the Stooges. And that is what I am saying - Jim Carrey is a lot taller, and also quite thin, to be cast as Curly.


There was a TV movie already done on the Stooges, The Comish was Curly

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0214698/

Yep. Got a copy in my Stooge's collection. It wasn't a bad TV movie.

Hoosier Red
03-31-2009, 02:45 PM
More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.


Neither could Shakespeare but lots of people went to his plays.

Oxilon
03-31-2009, 03:54 PM
Penn is unwatchabe as a surfer, a mentally disabled (though close to reality), a foreign policy expert or anything else he has done. I can't believe the guy got a career in acting... Now likely going to trash the Three Stooges with another lackluster performance.

Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

Benicio Del Toro??? WTF... Is he going to stop illegal drug cartels on the side?

Wow, hating on Sean Penn and Del Toro but praising for Carey for career achievements? Now I've seen everything.