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Universal Snags Rights To 'Dumb And Dumber' Sequel

June 20th, 2013 2:23pm EDT
Dumb and Dumber
Shortly after Warner Bros. dropped the project, execs at Univeral Pictures snapped up the distribution rights to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' "Dumb And Dumber" sequel, according to Deadline.com.

Both Carrey and Daniels have signed on to reprise their roles as bumbling duo Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, and original writers/directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly are also on board.

Even though the project has been in the works for years at Warner Bros. subsidary New Line Cinema, execs dropped it following the poor box office performance of Carrey's most recent film, "The Incredible Burt Wonde...
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Jeff Daniels: Hope Not Lost For 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel

June 25th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Jeff Daniels
Despite Jim Carrey quitting the planned project earlier this month, Jeff Daniels is hopeful a "Dumb & Dumber" sequel will eventually hit the big screen.

The highly-anticipated follow-up to the 1994 comedy about two dim-witted pals was confirmed by the Farrelly brothers in April, but the production has been stalled by continuous delays and lack of studio support for the film.

Carrey eventually walked away from the movie after growing "increasingly frustrated" by the project's lack of progress, but Daniels is optimistic the sequel will one day be made.

He tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I know ...
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Farrelly Brothers Breathe New Life Into 'The Three Stooges' (Video)

April 13th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Three Stooges
First I must say that I have never been a fan of 'The Three Stooges.' Never watched them on TV way back when or understood their appeal. Slapstick, over the top comedy has never been my thing.

So you can imagine how much I was dreading seeing the Farrelly Brothers new film 'The Three Stooges.' Well guess what? To my surprise, I absolutely loved it and I LMAO.

This has a lot to do with the three actors portraying these guys. Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) are absolutely spot on in bringing these iconic characters to life.

Yes, the humor is campy, s...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Cabin In The Woods,' 'Three Stooges' & More

April 9th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
My high hopes for the fourth “American Pie” movie were dashed after I saw “American Reunion.” There was plenty of 90s nostalgia and some of the trademark humor that you love from the franchise, but on the whole the film was pretty depressing. For more of my thoughts, check out the full review.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Joss Whedon penned horror film “The Cabin in the Woods,” the modern-day take on a classic comedy trio in “The Three Stooges,” the action packed sci-fi movie “Lockout,” the African American kidnapping thriller “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day,” ...
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Peter Farrelly: 'We're Getting Set To Shoot 'Dumb And Dumber 2''

April 2nd, 2012 3:37pm EDT
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Filmmaker Peter Farrelly has confirmed plans to begin shooting a Dumb & Dumber sequel in September.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed up to reprise their roles as two intellectually-challenged pals in a follow-up to their hit 1994 comedy.

And Farrelly, who will direct with his brother Bob again, insists Carrey was a driving force behind the new movie.

He tells ComingSoon.net, "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've always wanted to do a sequel and Jim called up. Jeff...
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First Look: Farrelly Brothers 'Three Stooges' Trailer (Video)

December 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Three Stooges
Ok knuckleheads… spread out and get ready for the first trailer of the Farrelly brothers modern day take of "The Three Stooges." After years of talk and speculation we are finally getting our first look of their reboot of the classic comedy trio. The new stooges are played by Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), Sean Hayes (Larry), and Will Sasso (Curly).

The Farrelly brothers seem excited and confident they've succeeded in the comedy reboot. "They are Moe, Larry, Curly as you remember them," said Peter Farrelly. He informed MTV, "It's not a biopic. It's the episodes just as you saw but we rewrote,...
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Check Out 'Hall Pass,' Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Download

June 15th, 2011 6:09am EDT
Hall Pass
The buddy comedy "Hall Pass" from the Farrelly brothers stars Jason Sudeikis and Owen Wilson as a couple of married guys who persuade their wives to give them the ultimate "get out of jail free" card: a marriage "hall pass."

The agreement gives them free reign to behave like bachelors -- free from the rules and confines of fidelity, responsibility, and married life -- for one week. But soon the guys find that the small town where everybody knows them -- and their wives -- isn't very conducive to chasing tail.

And making matters worse, it turns out to be harder than they thought to accept ...
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Sofia Vergara In Talks To Join 'Three Stooges'

April 7th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Sofia Vergara
Sexy Sofia Vergara is in talks to play the leading lady in the Farrelly Brothers' new "Three Stooges" movie.

The actress is slated to join Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as Larry and Curly in the movie tribute to the classic comedy trio, according to Variety.

Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly are still casting for the role of the third Stooge, Moe.

At one point, Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro were attached to play the "Three Stooges."

Check out more sexy photos of Sofia below!
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Sean Hayes To Play Larry In 'The Three Stooges'

April 5th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes is gearing up to play The Three Stooges' Larry Fine after Sean Penn backed out of the Farrelly Brothers' latest project.

The former Will & Grace star joins Canadian funnyman Will Sasso, who will play Curly Howard in the upcoming comedy. Peter and Bobby Farrelly are still looking to fill the role of Moe Howard.

The quirky moviemaking duo had originally cast Penn to play Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe.

The film will not be a biopic; instead, it will be divided into 30-minute long vignettes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Farrelly Brothers May Do 'Dumb And Dumber' Sequel

March 1st, 2011 9:53am EST
Dumb & Dumber
Filmmaking siblings Peter and Bob Farrelly are in secret talks to revive the "Dumb And Dumber" comedy franchise - with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning as dimwitted best pals Harry and Lloyd.

The brothers admit they're continually approached by fans of the 1994 movie, who quote lines to them, and now they're seriously considering bringing their madcap creations back for a sequel.

Bob Farrelly tells MovieHole.net, "Dumb and Dumber has run a bunch of times on TV in the States, and kids will come up and they'll be able to quote lines from that - lines that I've long forgotten.

"If we c...
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Review: The Farrelly Brothers Give Husbands a Hilarious Reality Check in ‘Hall Pass’

February 25th, 2011 10:25am EST
Hall Pass
If you have been a married man for a long time, occasionally you may look at a pretty young thing walking down the street, and fantasize about being single again. You may believe that without “the old ball and chain” you could be living it up. The filmmaking duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly, will give you a hilarious reality check in their comedy “Hall Pass” though.

The film’s main characters Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are married men that suffer from similar delusions of grandeur. They have grown weary of the monotony of marriage, and they are annoyed by the lack intimac...
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Q&A: The Farrelly Brothers Talk 'Hall Pass,' 'Three Stooges,' Drugs In the 70s & More

February 24th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly burst onto the scene in the 1990s, directing gut-busting tales like “Dumb and Dumber,” “Kingpin,” and “There’s Something About Mary.” Their films ushered in a new breed of romantic comedy that was not afraid to use slapstick humor and gross-out gags to elicit laughs. Thanks to their trailblazing, raunchy movies by directors like Judd Apatow and Todd Philips, have enjoyed increasing mainstream success in recent years.

The duo’s latest picture “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, chronicles the comical adventures of two married men who ar...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Drive Angry 3D,' 'Hall Pass,' & More

February 21st, 2011 1:23pm EST
Drive Angry 3D
I watched “The Fighter” last week, which was the final Best Picture Oscar nominee that I needed to see before the Academy Awards. Although I had heard mixed reviews of the David O. Russell drama, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film.

Even though the story centers around a boxer, part of what makes it interesting is that there is less focus on the actual matches themselves and more on the main character Mickey Ward’s (Mark Wahlberg) struggle to separate himself from the people trying to control his life: his mother (Melissa Leo), his brother (Christian Bale), and his ...
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Farrelly Brothers Want to Cast Cher in Their 'Three Stooges' Movie

February 17th, 2011 12:12pm EST
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Quirky moviemakers the Farrelly Brothers want Cher to play a scary nun in their Three Stooges movie.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly insist the Burlesque star, who played herself in their film Stuck on You, would be the perfect fit for the Mother Superior role in the comedy - and they have a few other dream castmates for the project, which at one point was to include Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn.

Peter Farrelly tells CinemaBlend.com, "We always thought Andy Samberg looks a little like he could play Larry and Johnny Knoxville is a real-life stooge. He's a real-life Moe."
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Johnny Knoxville Not Starring In 'Three Stooges'

January 10th, 2011 9:09am EST
Johnny Knoxville
Moviemaker Peter Farrelly has fired back at reports "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville has replaced Jim Carrey in his "The Three Stooges" movie.

Farrelly insists he's yet to replace Carrey and Sean Penn in the comedy after both stars quit.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "You don't want people to think 'they already cast that thing,' because we haven't. It's wide open to everybody."
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The Farrelly Brothers Step Up Hunt For 'Three Stooges'

December 3rd, 2010 3:16pm EST
Bobby Farrelly
The Farrelly Brothers are stepping up their hunt for actors to play The Three Stooges in their new movie after failing to find replacements for Jim Carrey and Sean Penn.

Carrey and Penn both bowed out of the project, and the filmmaking duo is running out of time to find new stars to play 1930s comedy icons Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine before filming begins in March.

It is unclear if Benicio del Toro, who was attached to play Moe, remains in the cast. Peter Farrelly admits they are now "opening the roles up to the world" as they attempt to find the perfect actors for the parts...
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Movie Remakes: 'Heartbreak Kid' Fails While Others Have Succeeded

October 10th, 2007 11:54am EDT
The Heartbreak Kid
The Heartbreak Kid, the latest collaboration between Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers, debuted in second place this past weekend with a modest $14 million haul at the box office. The last Stiller-Farrelly project, 1998's There's Something About Mary, pulled in $176.5 million that year.

The film has been widely panned by critics as less enjoyable than the 1972 original, which starred Cybill Shepherd as the dream girl. Fortunately, not all movie remakes end in disaster and box office disappointment. A few that worked:

Scarface (1983)

Al Pacino turned in an inspired perform...
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Ben Stiller Reunites With Farrelly Brothers For 'Seven Day Itch'

July 20th, 2006 10:12am EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is set to reunite with the Farrelly Brothers Bobby and Peter for a new comedy. The comic actor - who first worked with the filmmakers on There's Something About Mary - is due to begin filming Seven Day Itch in the autumn.

Mission: Impossible III actress Michelle Monaghan and newcomer Malin Akerman will star alongside Stiller - who plays a character that falls in love and marries a girl who turns into a maniac on their honeymoon.

Akerman told MTV: "It's another ridiculous film where Ben Stiller falls in love with what he thinks is the girl of his dreams, which this time...
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