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Justin Timberlake, Larry David & Woody Harrelson Among Latest Names Linked To 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 23, 2011 2:10 AM
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Hank Azaria, Will Sasso, Johnny Knoxville Also MentionedIt's now four years since the last film from one-time comedy titans The Farrelly Brothers. The duo dominated the genre in the 1990s, knocking out three bona-fide classics, "Dumb & Dumber," "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary," in quick succession, but their efforts in the last decade ranged from the genial ("Stuck On You," "Fever Pitch") to the unwatchable ("Shallow Hal," "The Heartbreak Kid"). Their latest project, the Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis marital comedy "Hall Pass," hits theaters on Friday (and by all accounts, isn't anywhere near a comeback), which finally clears the way for their longtime passion project: "The Three Stooges."

Larry, Curly, Moe & Cher? Farrelly Brothers Want Singer For 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 10:19 AM
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Directors Once Again Confirm That Benicio Del Toro Is Still In The Casting MixSo, Cher playing a nun who terrorizes the the titular three Stooges in the Farrelly Brothers' big screen take on the comedy trio? After her Twitter outburst after failing to secure any Oscar nominations, we believe it.

Farrelly Brothers Deny Casting Reports On 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 9, 2011 3:35 AM
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Not so fast. Earlier in the week, The Wrap reported that "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg, "Jackass" co-founder Johnny Knoxville and an Australian comedian named Shane Jacobson were on the shortlist to lead Bobby and Peter Farrelly's long-gestating feature-length version of "The Three Stooges" film now that erstwhile principal leads Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio del Toro had moved on.

Johnny Knoxville & Andy Samberg Shortlisted For Farrelly Brothers' 'Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 12:56 AM
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Considering it's supposed to start shooting in about two months, getting a cast together for the long gestating big screen version of "The Three Stooges" might be good idea. By now, its history has been told and re-told, but in short, at one point the project had a trio of high profile stars attached with Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Alas, the project was set up at MGM whose financial woes are old news by this point, and was eventually moved over to 20th Century Fox where it was given a clean slate and fast tracked with a March 14, 2011 start date penciled in. Well, it looks like the Farrelly Brothers are narrowing down their stooges.

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