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Friday February 25, 2011 7:10 pm

Three Stooges Movie Ready to Film, Though No Cast Yet

The Three Stooges - movie not cast

Bobby and Peter Farrelly, ready to direct? Check. A funny script that pays homage to the movie’s theme, The Three Stooges? Check. A shooting location? Check. The only thing the new movie doesn’t have is a cast -- which is something of a problem, since filming is scheduled to begin at the end of April.

Yikes. “We just haven’t made a choice,” explained Peter Farrelly, one-half of the filmmaking brother duo. “But, we will in the coming weeks.” Let’s hope so.

The Three Stooges film is a much-anticipated project that once had some of the biggest of big names attached to it. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey were going to become Larry, Moe and Curly (in that order), but both Penn and Carrey ditched the project early on.

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Del Toro’s role in the film remains a mystery, though recently the Farrellys have been tossing around a few other names for the suddenly-uncast roles: Andy Samberg and Johnny Knoxville, to be exact.

“We don’t want to make up our minds until we’ve seen everybody,” Peter explained. “We want to be fair about it.”

Sounds like a surprise casting decision could still be in the works. Wouldn’t The Three Stooges be a great way for a dramatic actor to show off his previously-undiscovered comedy chops? We’ll keep you informed as the movie continues to unfold, and let you know who your new Stooges are going to be. Follow FilmCrunch on Twitter to get the info as soon as we do!

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