Moe, Larry and Curly will soon be entertaining audiences yet again.
If all goes as hoped for, Moe will be played by Benicio Del Toro and Curly by Jim Carrey, who's already planning to pack on 40 pounds in order to portray the rotund comic. Milk star Sean Penn has already signed on for the role of Larry.
The movie, directed by The Farrelly Brothers, will not be a biopic -- that was already done in 2000, with Michael Chiklis playing the role of Curly. This film will be a slapstick comedy based on all of the short films that the comedy trio made.
Since The Three Stooges weren't really a part of my generation, I called up my dad to find out if he'd actually see a Stooges remake. I was sure he wouldn't want anyone to mess with the classic characters, but I was very wrong. "I absolutely think people would be interested in seeing it," he told me. "If it was anybody but famous people in the roles, the chance of it succeeding would be so small, but by putting these celebrities in it, it makes it interesting."
I'm stubborn, so I tried to make him change his tune. My parents loooove The Marx Brothers, so I asked, "You'd like it even if it opens the door for a Marx Brothers remake?" Well my dad wouldn't back down, saying, "Yes, if it fails, it shows how great the original was. And if it's a success, it will compliment the original."
So there you have it - the Three Stooges argument in the Garfinkel family. If you were a Three Stooges fan already, do you want to see this new remake (set for 2010)? And if you never cared about them before, will you see this movie anyway because of the stars? -- Jacki Garfinkel
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