Three Stooges set to return


NEW YORK – Seems like it’s been years that we’ve been hearing about some sort of ‘Three Stooges’ movie … and that’s because we have. Once upon a time, people like Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn were actually involved with the project, but let’s get real for a second. Nobody ever expected to see Sean Penn playing a Stooge.
But now comes some intriguing word from ‘The Wrap’, and that word is this: Fox’s “short list” for the flick — which the studio recently took over from MGM, with Peter and Bobby Farrelly set to direct — now includes Johnny Knoxville (‘Jackass’), Andy Samberg (‘Hot Rod’) and an Australian comedian named Shane Jacobson, whom some may remember from the funny import called ‘Kenny.’ For those who are unfamiliar with the actors’ appearances, or The Three Stooges, the tentative line-up would have Knoxville as Moe, Samberg as Larry and Jacobson as Curly. Here’s an interesting tidbit, though. “The plan is to divide the PG-rated film into three, 27-minute segments driven by physical comedy, with a start date of March 14.” Sounds like an interesting plan the Farrelly brothers are cooking up.