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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

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...

Dumb and Dumber sequel lands new home at Universal

June 19th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Dumb And Dumber
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' Dumb And Dumber sequel has been given a new lease of life after bosses at Universal Pictures snapped up the distribution rights days after the project was dropped by Warner Bros. executives.

Both actors had signed up to reprise their roles as bumbling duo Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the follow-up and reteam with Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the writers and directors of the original 1994 cult comedy.

The film, which had been in the works for years at Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema, hit a stumbling block last week (ends14Jun13) when it was wiped fro...

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 ...

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...

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,” ...

Peter Farrelly: 'We're Getting Set To Shoot 'Dumb And Dumber 2''

April 2nd, 2012 3:37pm EDT
Peter Farrelly
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, "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...

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,...

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 ...

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!

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, "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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Farrelly Brothers Want to Cast Cher in Their 'Three Stooges' Movie

February 17th, 2011 12:12pm EST
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, "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."

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."

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...

Peter Farrelly: 'Jim Carrey Out, Paul Giamatti In For 'Three Stooges''

August 10th, 2009 3:07pm EDT
Peter Farrelly
Jim Carrey has walked away from Peter and Bobby Farrelly's upcoming remake of The Three Stooges, according to a new report.

The funnyman was expected to take on the role of silver screen clown Curly in the long-awaited film, after entering negotiations in April. Carrey had even begun to master his comedy voice and started to pile on the pounds to play the chubby character, with his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy admitting fans would be impressed with his performance.

She said, "He's definitely practicing the role of Curly... He's basically enjoying his desserts... He's going to gain 50 p...

Sean Penn, Jim Carrey And Benicio Del Toro To Play 'The Three Stooges'

March 26th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro have been lined up to star in a new movie based on 1930s comedy icons The Three Stooges. Director siblings Bobby & Peter Farrelly are behind the new project, about the slapstick antics of Moe and Curly Howard and Larry Fine.

Oscar winner Penn (Milk) is expected to play Larry, with Carrey and Del Toro taking on the roles of Curly and Moe, respectively, reports Daily Variety.

The project marks 48-year-old Penn's first comedy movie since 1989's We're No Angels.

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Jonas Brothers Land Movie About A Farting Dog

October 28th, 2008 1:12pm EDT
Jonas Brothers
All four Jonas Brothers are set to appear in a new movie.

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, who all starred in hit Disney movie Camp Rock, will be joined by their younger brother Frankie who will make his big screen debut in Walter the Farting Dog. The brothers will play musicians who are asked to care for a fat dog with severe flatulence, according to

The film, based on a best-selling series of books, is scheduled to begin shooting in spring 2009 and will reportedly be directed by The Farrelly brothers, whose credits include 1998's There's Something About Mary.

The J...

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...

Russell Crowe To Play Stooge Moe?

September 19th, 2007 11:42am EDT
Russell Crowe
Oscar-winner Russell Crowe is set to appear in the remake of 1930s classic The Three Stooges. Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly are bringing Curly, Moe and Larry back to the big screen - and are hoping to cast the Gladiator star in the role of Moe.

Speaking at the London premiere of his new movie The Heartbreak Kid, Bobby Farrelly revealed, "We'd love to have Russell Crowe play Moe. We need a powerful actor with huge screen presence. It's either got to be Russell or Benecio Del Toro."

Meanwhile Dumb and Dumber star Jeff Daniels is being considered to play fellow Stooge Larry.

Farrelly Brothers To Remake British Sitcom 'I'm With Stupid'

October 24th, 2006 2:19pm EDT
Bobby Farrelly
Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have signed up to produce a U.S. pilot of little-known BBC Three sitcom "I'm With Stupid." The brothers will give the British TV show a heavyweight Hollywood makeover, which is being backed by the same company behind the stateside adaptation of British comedy The Office.

The original U.K. version of "I'm With Stupid," which features actors with various disabilities, stars Mark Benton as a homeless man who moves into a sheltered housing complex.

BBC Worldwide's Paul Telegdy says, "We're very excited to be working with some of the best talent in...

Jack Black Thinks He Sold Out by Making 'Shallow Hal'

October 12th, 2006 9:03am EDT
Jack Black
Jack Black believes he "sold out" by making the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal, although he didn't intend to make a mainstream movie. Black was keen to work with filmmaking siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly and Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, but didn't anticipate the movie would turn out the way it did.

He says, "I feel I kind of sold out a little bit when I did the movie 'Shallow Hal.' I had an opportunity to work with some dudes I thought were really funny, but it didn't turn out as I'd hoped, I wasn't proud of it, and I got paid a lot of money, so in retrospect it feels like a sel...

Stars Join Forces To Fight Cancer

August 21st, 2006 1:06pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jon Cryer are just a few of the celebrity names who have helped raise almost $3 million for children's cancer-fighting charity Jimmy Fund. Friday's all-day fundraiser proved to be an amazing success, passing its goal of $2.6 million by 12.30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Particularly generous donations came from Donald Trump, who gave $60,000 and Boston Red Sox baseball owner John Henry, who donated $30,000. Other names participating in the telethon were filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and Massachusetts Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry.


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...

Russell Crowe Woos Director To Get Film Role

July 19th, 2006 3:20pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has been attempting to persuade director Michael Corrente to cast him in his latest movie by bringing in his own ideas. Rather than beg Corrente for the part of notorious Providence, Long Island, mayor Buddy Cianci in the big screen adaptation of Mike Stanton's book “The Prince Of Providence,” Crowe gave him advice on how the film should be made.

Corrente received a phone call from Crowe's filmmaker pal Peter Farrelly, who asked if he could give Crowe his number. Corrente has met Crowe in New York City and at the actor's Sydney, Australia, home.

The director says, ...

Farrelly Brothers To Remake French Comedy 'The Valet'

April 25th, 2006 8:47am EDT
Bobby Farrelly
Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have won a Hollywood bidding war to adapt the hit French film The Valet. The remake will be based on Francis Veber's hit film, which has grossed more than $17 million since its release in France three weeks ago.

The movie follows a hapless valet who is captured in a photo of a fight between a Donald Trump-type mogul and his mistress, leading to all sorts of comedic entanglements. Four Hollywood studios were bidding for the rights to remake the comedy last week, which eventually went to Dreamworks Pictures.

This will mark the third film remake f...

Benicio Del Toro, Jeff Daniels Wanted for 'Three Stooges' Remake

December 19th, 2005 10:47am EST
Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro and Jeff Daniels are set to make up two of The Three Stooges if movie-maker brothers Peter & Bobby Farrelly get their way. The directors are bringing the black and white movie trio Curly, Moe, and Larry back to the big screen and they've got two of their three stars in mind.

Peter Farrelly tells IGN FilmForce, "The Stooges is something we've wanted to do for years and years. It's a very tricky movie to get made. I'm not sure why, but usually our best movies are, so I'm happy about that. The Stooges has just been a nightmare, because there's nothing like The Stooges...

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