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Farrelly Brothers to Direct Three Stooges

Published November 4, 2008 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
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It's official, Hollywood is all out of ideas. So far this week every new project had something to do with a remake, adaptation and now a revival. While revivals, like video games, have not fared well on the silverscreen, big names keep trying.

Up next is The Three Stooges, which the Farrelly Brothers are hoping to revive with MGM.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly to Revive Three Stooges Project

While it sounds close to impossible, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are hoping to find success with the Three Stooges on their second attempt. The brothers spent five years trying to revive the franchise over at Warner Bros until moving on to MGM. The Farrellys are currently polishing the script with plans to direct.

MGM is confident, and has marked their calendar for the film's theatrical release. Giving the brothers just over a year, Three Stooges will arrive to theaters on November 20th, 2009.

An interesting choice, considering that date is already slotted for Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr., and Planet 51.

So what lit a fire up the Farrelly Brothers asses to make a Three Stooges movie?

"It’s not a biopic. It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges," Peter Farrelly told Daily Variety. "When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest. Bobby and I haven’t done a real physical comedy in a while, and it’s the most exciting thing we could think of now, to have people go to the movie, see some great slapstick fun family humor."

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