Fox has released the first trailer for The Three Stooges, directed by the Farrelly Brothers. Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, and Chris Diamantopoulos star as Curly, Moe, and Larry in the new feature, divided into three segments. It looks awful, but in a fascinating way. This has been a passion project for the Farrellys and the final result makes me wonder: could The Three Stooges ever work in the present day? Doesn’t their slapstick seem quaint while their antics come off as obnoxious? And yet there’s also something mean-spirited mixed in. I’m sure the Farrellys thought, “Hey! Let’s poke Snooki in the eyes! That will put the audience on our side!” I almost feel sorry for Snooki. Almost.
The film also stars Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, and Larry David. The Three Stooges opens on April 4, 2012. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Three Stooges:
Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.
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