Peter Farrelly Fearing for the Worst with The Three Stooges
When the news broke last week that Sean Penn had decided to take a year off from acting, the project that ended up getting the most flack around the web was the Farrelly Brother's new Three Stooges movie. Penn was attached to play Larry, along with Jim Carrey as Curly, and Benicio Del Toro as Moe. Over on HitFix, they were promptly told that the Three Stooges movie was still a "go" even without Penn. Although at a recent roundtable appearance (via NY Mag), co-director Peter Farrelly didn't sound so confident when asked about the movie. "I'm fearing a domino effect now," he admitted. Is there any hope for this?
Farrelly didn't say much else about its status besides just that, but did confirm that it won't be a biopic. "It will be three half-hour episodes rolled into an hour-and-a-half movie," he said. "Each part picks up where the other one left off. They look the same, talk the same and act the same, but it takes place in the present, and we wrote new material." A friend of mine had the chance to read a script recently and told me it was terrible - and he is even a fan of the Stooges. Maybe this "domino effect" could be a good thing - the first nail in its inevitable coffin. Maybe it's for the best that we never see a modern day Three Stooges movie.