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The Three Stooges

The Farrelly Brothers aim for a return to form with the story of the TV comedians

The Three Stooges

Opens 4 May 2012

Director Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Cast Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopolous, Will Sasso

It’s been a long, long, long time since the Farrelly brothers have delivered a film of note, appearing to have been left wallowing in the 1990s comedy mire as rising stars such as Judd Apatow kicked dirt in the faces. Will this film version of the beloved American TV show be the hit that drags them back in to the big time after the chronic panty-raid antics of ‘Hall Pass’? Hmm. The first thing to say is that its original cast would have made it a must see, with Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey at one point all set to get the slapstick game on. Yet, it all fell apart at the beginning of 2010. But now a new version is in the can with a markedly less inspiring line-up which includes Sean Hayes, Craig Bierko, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso… That Larry David and Jennifer Lynch are in as supporting cast members adds interest, but one suspects if this is a hit, it will be in the US rather than Europe where the Stooges are something of an unknown quantity.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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