When the Three Stooges trailer premiered, it was met with howls of derisive laughter. Slapstick in our day and age is not the preferred mode of comedy, and the appearance of the Jersey Shore cast made it seem like a disaster. But now word is out, and actually, the Farrelly Brother’s The Three Stooges movie is good. And it’s fully committed to the source material, which means it’s stupid, but engagingly so. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos star as Larry, Curly and Moe in the update, and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.
The upcoming NBC drama Grimm takes place in a world where the villains of fairy tales that children have adored for generations are real, and one man, Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is the only one who can stop them. At the NBC portion of the TCA Press Tour executive producer Sean Hayes (best known as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace, but also currently the executive producer on the TV Land comedy series Hot In Cleveland) talked about his success as a producer, what he enjoys about juggling acting and producing, and his return to being in front of the camera, in a comedy for the network.
He also talked about the recently wrapped role he completed as Larry (with Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe and Will Sasso as Curly) in the Farrelly brothers’ version of The Three Stooges, the great co-stars they had in the film, and what a privilege it was to be a part of bringing something back to life that changed comedy forever. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
With filming underway in Atlanta on the Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges movie, the other day we posted our first look at Larry (Sean Hayes) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) on set. However, we now have a much better look at Hayes as Larry. If there was anyone who doubted that Hayes looked like Larry, this picture will silence the naysayers. However, we still don’t know how he’ll play the character, but I’ve always thought Hayes was an underrated actor, and I think he’s going to nail it.
The Three Stooges will be comprised of three 27-minute segments (just like the originals), the first of which see them as children raising all kinds of hell in an orphanage. Hit the jump for a better picture.
New set photos from Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages and the Farrelly Brothers’ The Three Stooges have gone online. The photos from Rock of Ages show romantic leads Julianne Hough and Diego Gonzalez Boneta having a fun 80s time as they rollerblade down the boulevard. The musical also stars Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
As for The Three Stooges, we have a good look at Larry (Sean Hayes) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) but Curly (Will Sasso) has his back turned to the camera. If you can’t imagine what Will Sasso looks like bald, Google “Will Sasso” and you won’t have to use your imagination. Co-star Sofia Vergara also tweeted some pictures of herself looking a little worse for wear, but it’s Sofia Vergara. A few fake bruises don’t make her look any less gorgeous. Hit the jump to check out all of the set photos. Rock of Ages is set for June 1, 2012 while The Three Stooges is due out sometime in 2012.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Sean Penn has signed back on to play Larry in the Farrelly Brothers’ (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber) Three Stooges film. If you guys remember, back in June we reported on how Penn had suddenly dropped out of the film due to some family problems. A couple of weeks later we then reported on how Paul Giamatti had replaced Penn to play Larry, while Jim Carrey was now no longer attached to play Curly in the film. However, Penn is definitely now back and as Bobby Farrelly says “We got him back. He always said he wanted to do it after,you know, taking care of his family”
To read my thoughts on a Three Stooges film and what The Farrelly Brothers have coming up next, hit the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Penn is taking a year-long break from acting to focus on his family. I’m sure his family couldn’t be more thrilled that the intense actor wants to spend more time at home where, if he starts to feel low on energy, can turn on Fox News and fill his Rage Tanks.
In all seriousness, this is presumably nice news for the Penn family, but it’s bad news for the folks behind two of Penn’s upcoming films: the Farrelly Brothers adaptation of the “Three Stooges” and Asger Leth’s crime thriller, “Cartel”.
“Three Stooges” which co-stars Jim Carrey and Benecio Del Toro was scheduled to start shooting this August with a planned release date in 2010. Now the question becomes whether or not the Farrellys, Carrey, and Del Toro can wait a year for Penn or if Penn would even be interested in doing the project a year from now or if they’ll just move to recast the role ASAP. I’m betting it’s option “C”. With such out-there choices as Penn, Carrey, and Del Toro as Larry, Curly, and Moe, respectively, I can’t wait to hear who the Farrellys would get to replace Penn. May I suggest Clive Owen? How about Daniel Day Lewis? Hold on while I pull more names out of this hat I keep by my desk.
“Cartel” has already resolved to move forward and recast the role. I hope they also re-title the film, “Cartel or How Sean Penn Is a Totally Replaceable Fuck and We Hate Him”. They may have a little trouble getting that title past the MPAA.
But in sad news for conservatives who hate Penn because he’s all liberal and from Hollywood and stuff, he’s not vanishing from multiplexes any time soon. He’s already wrapped Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” with Brad Pitt and Doug Liman’s adaptation of Valerie Plame’s political memoir, “Fair Game” with Naomi Watts.