The Farrelly Brothers' 'The Three Stooges' Remake Gets Greenlit

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have moved the remake from Warner Bros. to MGM.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have finally found a home for their long-proposed remake of a comedy classic. According to Variety, MGM has given the Farrelly Brothers the green light for their long-proposed remake of The Three Stooges.

The brothers had tried to set up the remake at Warner Brothers for the last five years with little progress made. It seems the film will be fast-tracked as well, with MGM setting a November 20, 2009 release date for the film.

The Farrelly's will direct the film and, while no casting has been announced, Bobby Farrelly had previously stated they were "thinking of someone like a Benecio del Toro, or a Russell Crowe" for the role of Moe.



Sources: Variety

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  1. meauburn2008

    Ya know what? I say give the movie a chance people! We need to laugh, especially in these stressed out tight times! Slapstick humor is a great stress reliever!

    6 years agoby @meauburn2008Flag

  2. timmy199030

    VERY INTERESTING BUT I WOULD HAVE JACK BLACK AS CURLY,JIM CARREY AS LARRY,AND SEAN PENN AS MOE.JUST THINK IF JOHN BELUSHI OR CHRIS FARLEY WERE WITH US THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT CURLY OR HEATH LEDGER AS LARRY.ALL I KNOW IS YOU CAN'T LOVE IT OR HATE UNTIL YOU SEE IT SO GO CHECK IT OUT

    6 years agoby @timmy199030Flag

  3. Hunch51984

    Michael Chiklis played Curly in a made for TV movie so I say cast him

    6 years agoby @hunch51984Flag

  4. ShadowfoxSC

    this will be crap. leave it alone!!!

    6 years agoby @shadowscFlag

  5. Chad Vital

    How can you make a plot from The Three Stooges? It has stupid and complete corny written all over it.

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  6. Diaigma

    Woo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo...

    Neuck yuk yuk yuk!

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  7. g72rome

    Jack Black has to be curly

    6 years agoby @g72romeFlag

  8. Err

    not to kick a dead horse, but a dark comedy about 3 emotionally unstable, prone-to-violence brothers who travel from town to town to avoid prosecution on their countless infractions including destroying peoples homes and violent outbursts in public arenas might be intriguing.

    but a slapstick sh*tfest directed by the farrellys about three guys imitating the three stooges will be a waste of time, i agree.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  9. MovieBuff

    HAHAHA Nice one Brian. Remember Lethal Weapon II when he shoots the fish Aquarium? "Ini... Mini... Miny.... Hey Moe!!" BANG BANG BANG!!!! LOL... classic.

    Replacing comedians in classic roles just never works. They tried it with Dumb and Dumber, the Mask, The Blues Brothers and a few others and they all bombed. What next??? Abbott and Costello? The Marx Brothers? Laurel and Hardy? Forget it man.... they will NEVER be outdone.

    This is a horrible, horrible, idea.

    6 years agoby @moviebuff123Flag

  10. Orionbolt

    Um I-m not sure about this one yet.

    6 years agoby @orionboltFlag

  11. Brian

    Mel Gibson is so stoked right now.

    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  12. VooDoo77

    This will be some funny sh*t!The Farrelly Brothers make great comedys

    6 years agoby @deathstardestroyerFlag

  13. Err

    this is why the coen bros should do it, darknight#90454579047907, because that sh*t would eb interesting.

    ah well.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  14. darknight2183

    remakes are getting lame and stupid have Hollywood ran out of good new ideas also no one can out do the original stooges

    6 years agoby @darknight2183Flag

  15. Err

    i'd rather see the coen brothers morbid take on a three stooges story, but the farrellys will probably offer up something chuckle-worthy.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  16. ikilledbill2wice

    i wonder when the charlie chaplin movies will start to get remakes? This, if done right (meaning in a way that is at least respectful to the stooges) couldnt possibly be funny nowadays. and if you kill that original type of humor, its f*cked up to even call it the stooges

    6 years agoby @ikilledbill2wiceFlag

  17. TheEdge76

    "don't fix it if it ain't broke!"

    6 years agoby @cwalkenisthemanFlag

  18. -comrade-

    Crap.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  19. Writer220

    I grew up watching the reruns this will tank for sure.

    6 years agoby @writer220Flag

  20. Phatlightning

    agree with max, this is something you just don't touch.. anyone else just wouldnt be the real guys.. even when they brought in shemp it just didn't seem right.. plus it just won't have that age'd feel to it.. I'm all against this.

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  21. max4evr

    I dunno, I just have no desire to see a remake of this. No matter who they cast, I would just look at it and think, "These aren't the real guys." If it were a biopic, it may work, but not a remake or (re-imagining) as Hollyweird likes to call them now....

    6 years agoby @max4evrFlag

  22. ChuChi

    OMG.... WHY.....?!?!!?!? I WOULDNT SEE IT...

    6 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  23. ed_wood

    I figured that they had given up on trying to make it. I agree with what everyone is saying, this whole movie hinges on the casting. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  24. JR

    if this is done by those idoits its gonna suck!

    6 years agoby @jokerrules33Flag

  25. T.Clark

    I agree 100% with Darktower. Casting will be everything with this movie. No one will want to see this film if the stooges aren't replaced with the best in the comedy biz

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  26. Raoul Duke

    hmmmmmm...

    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  27. moviefreakydeaky

    I don't know, man. You can't replace the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly - no one gives a sh*t about Shemp or that other fat dude, Joe).

    6 years agoby @moviefreakydeakyFlag

  28. DarkTower19

    this is the type of movie that would live or die based on casting

    6 years agoby @darktower19Flag