20th Century Fox released yesterday the first trailer for The Three Stooges. Based on the original early to mid-20th century characters, this film has been a long time coming for the Farrelly brothers with over a decade of delays.
In this first look we see a lot of physical comedy, slapstick pushed to the extreme, Curly looking at an iPhone and a nasty lobster. Personally I think they pulled off the look and interactions (read Moe, Curly and Larry hitting each other) of the main characters but in the end it all just looks really stupid. Then again, that’s probably what they’re going for anyway.
The plot of the movie reads like this: “While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.”
Bobby and Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Marry) have been trying to get this film going for more than a decade so to finally see it finished and ready to come out must be extremely satisfying for the duo. Initially the Farrelly brothers wanted Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey for the parts but over the course of time they each had to drop out for various reasons (Jim Carrey gained 40 pounds to play Curly but ultimately left the project because he didn’t want to endanger his health by gaining even more weight required for the role).
In the film Sean Hayes plays Larry, Will Sasso plays Curly and Chris Diamantopoulos is Moe. Other parts are played by Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Larry David and Jennifer Hudson. The Three Stooges opens April 13th 2012 in North America and May 4th in the UK.