Even though the Farrelly Brothers’ big screen version of The Three Stooges seems to have fallen apart, the directing duo won’t give up. Their original line up of Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio del Toro can and will be replaced. According to a report from The Wrap, they’ve already started gathering a shortlist of potentials including Johnny Knoxville and “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg.
Knoxville, Samberg, and Australian comic Shane Jacobson are in line to play the respective roles of Moe, Larry and Curly, for the 20th Century Fox feature. Nothing has been confirmed but representatives for the actors have been approached regarding the casting process. The three actors may be a fitting and better choice for the studio considering they want to reach a younger audience.
The script for the Stooges was written by Peter and Bobby Farrelly along with Mike Cerrone. “The plan is to divide the PG-rated film into three, 27-minute segments driven by physical comedy, with a start date of March 14.”
Out of this bunch of actors Knoxville seems like a decent and likely choice for the film considering that he’s worked with the Farrellys in the past on The Ringer.
What do you think of this trio as a Three Stooges possibility?