A modern remake of The Three Stooges, is being fast tracked with Bobby and Peter Farrelly attached to direct from their screenplay.
The announcement was made today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Picture Group.
“The Three Stooges are a timeless staple of comedy and when we heard what the Farrellys had in mind we knew it was time for Larry, Moe and Curly to return to the big screen,” Parent commented.
The Farrelly Brothers have been working on a modernization of the Stooges, “slapstick with heart” concept since the mid-90s. But it was their decision to focus on an origin story for Larry, Moe and Curly and thus introduce the three to a new generation that pushed the picture onto the fast track.
Casting is currently underway with the filmmakers targeting a release date of November 20th, 2009.