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Dumb and Dumber 2 to Shoot This Year

Dumb and DumberA Dumb and Dumber sequel will start shooting in September.

Peter Farrelly - who directed the first instalment of the comedy film in 1994 - has confirmed Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are on board to create the follow-up, which will not be similar to Dumb and Dumberer, a 2003 prequel in which neither of them starred.

"We're getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back. We did not do Dumb and Dumberer. That was a studio thing. So we've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again,'" Peter said.

No story is yet known for the picture. The first film told the tale of two idiotic friends - Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne - and their mis-adventures on a road trip around the country. It took $247 million at the international box office.


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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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Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg: New Stooges?

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The Farrelly Brothers (There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal) are still searching for the perfect Stooges. The comedic filmmakers plan to bring a big-screen version of the slapstick trio to fans ... and, they’ve been planning for a while.

The Three Stooges was originally cast with Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey (Larry, Moe and Curly respectively), but Penn and Carrey both bowed out.

Now, the Brothers are looking toward a Jackass and an SNL vet to help round out the cast. The LA Times reports that Johnny Knoxville may come on board as Moe, while Andy Samberg will take on the role of Larry. “We like both of those guys,” Bobby Farrelly said. “And Knoxville is a real-life stooge.”

Cher will also star in the flick as the leading lady, playing Mother Superior of an orphanage where the stooges create chaos. “Cher is the coolest chick ever,” Peter Farrelly said of the casting choice.

The Three Stooges will be presented as a reboot film with three 27-minute shorts -- if production ever begins.

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Casting Corner: Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and More

Jonah Hill and Jason Segel

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jason Segel: The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor will be working alongside Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher, a film from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two writers on The Office. In the comedy, Diaz will compete against a fellow middle-school employee for another co-worker. Walk Hard‘s Jake Kasdan will direct.

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Casting Corner: Paul Giamatti, Frank Langella, and More

Paul Giamatti replaces Sean Penn as Larry

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Paul Giamatti: The Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges film took a huge blow when they lost Sean Penn; however, Peter Farrelly has recently revealed that John Adams star Paul Giamatti will be taking his place to fill in Larry’s shoes. Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro also star as Curly and Moe.

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Three Stooges Loses Sean Penn

Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro

Jim Carrey might have been willing to gain 50 pounds to play Curly Howard, but his film has lost an entire body. Sean Penn, who was scheduled to play Larry Fine in the Three Stooges, has just dropped out of the project.

The Farrelly brothers film would have joined the two-time Oscar winner with Carrey and Benicio Del Toro. (The Che star was picked to star as Moe Howard.) Unfortunately, Sean has reportedly decided to put family before work. (His rocky relationship with Robin Wright Penn is currently back on.) That choice means giving up a role in Cartel as well.

It’s not known at this point what Sean’s leave will mean for the long-awaited comedy. Stooges was slated to begin production sometime in August. If the studio opts to wait for his return, the film could be delayed for another year.

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Three Stooges May Unite Penn, Carrey and Del Toro

Sean PennSean Penn has just lined up his next project, and it has nothing to do with Lindsay Lohan. The 48-year-old actor has just attached himself to a picture from the Farrelly brothers (There’s Something About Mary).

Sean, who recently won his second Oscar for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, will now take on the role of Larry (Fine) in MGM’s The Three Stooges. , who is still in negotations for the part of Curly (Howard), will reportedly gain up to 40 pounds for the movie. Meanwhile, Benicio Del Toro is being courted to play Moe (Howard).

Unlike Milk, this film will not be considered a biopic. “It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges,” Peter Farrelly clarified.

Although it was originally November 2009 release, production is not expected to begin until later this fall.

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