As Peter and Bobby Farrelly make the interview rounds for their new gross-out comedy "Hall Pass" they're dropping some tantalizing tidbits in anticipation of finally getting to make their "Three Stooges" flick.
Despite word that the director brothers are looking at a wide range of unknowns, a surprising array of celebrities are lining up to bring the nyuk nyuk to the contemporary take on the Stooges.
According to the Boston Herald, the Farrelly Brothers are sifting through such chowderheads as their "Kingpin" star Woody Harrelson, Justin Timberlake, or golfing buddy Larry David for Larry, "MADtv” funnyman Will Sasso as Curly, and Johnny Knoxville, Hank Azaria, and former officially cast Benicio Del Toro are all still in the running for ringleader Moe.
Says Bobby Farrelly, “We haven’t cast it yet, we haven’t picked anyone. It’s a little tricky, right? Because they all have to be about the same age and even around the same height. We’re waiting for that first person that we’re going to say, ‘This is going to be our Moe, Larry or Curly’ and we’ll build around that. But it’s going to happen soon. It will be within three weeks.”
The Brothers' enthusiasm for the project is unmatched, as they've been waiting over a decade to shoot the three interconnected short films that comprise their movie, and have even begun acting out some of the scenes for reporters, including one involving a nun (to be played by Cher?) and a large bell being installed by our three heroes. Just based on that one clip, we can tell the Farrelly's are wise guys at being imbeciles.