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'The Three Stooges' Being Revived by the Farrelly Brothers

November 4, 2008 (7:49 am) GMT
MGM have eyed to bring a contemporary re-imagining of mid-20th century comedy, 'The Three Stooges', to the big screen by November 20, 2009.
Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

The modern incarnation of comedy act "" is indeed going to be picked up for big screen production. On Monday, November 3, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced that the studio have Bobby and Peter Farrelly, who spent five years trying to make the Stooges movie at Warner Bros., attached to the revived project as the directors.

Talking to Variety about the new "Stooges", Peter insisted that the movie won't be a biopic. "It's not a biopic. It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges," he said. "When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest. Bobby and I haven't done a real physical comedy in a while, and it's the most exciting thing we could think of now, to have people go to the movie, see some great slapstick fun family humor."

Other than appointing the Farrelly brothers to helm the project, the studio have also set November 20, 2009 as the movie's U.S. release date. The schedule will put "Stooges" to be up against -starrer action film "" and and 's animated film "". The movie will also be opened five days before -starring comedy "" hits the theaters.

The original "The Three Stooges" were an American vaudeville and comedy act started in 1925. Known for its physical slapstick comedy punctuated by quickly-delivered one-liners, the stooges themselves are commonly famous by their first names, like "Larry, Moe, and Curly" or "Moe, Larry, and Shemp".

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