Cannes: ‘Three Stooges’ Returning in Action-Comedy

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In a pre-Cannes move, independent producers are launching a Three Stooges action comedy with Sean Hayes (Larry), Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe) and Will Sasso (Curly) on board.

The trio starred in Fox’s 2012 movie “The Three Stooges,” which was produced, directed and written by the Farrelly Brothers and based on the classic slapstick trio.

The announcement was made Friday by Earl Benjamin, CEO of C3 Entertainment; Alan Simpson, CEO of Grand Peaks Entertainment; and Brian O’Shea, CEO of the Exchange.

C3 and Grand Peaks will produce with the Exchange, which will launch worldwide sales at Cannes. C3, owner of the Three Stooges brand, will also run the film’s licensing, merchandising and promotional programs.

Cameron Fay has been hired to write the script. He wrote Paramount’s “Brother in Laws,” starring Taran Killam, and has “Cosmic” in development at Walden.

“With Sean, Chris and Will back as our Stooges and Cameron writing, this next film will be a truly unique blend of fast paced action with the hilarious mayhem of the Three Stooges,” Benjamin said.

Pablo Velez of C3 will produce along with Alan Simpson of Grand Peaks and Nat McCormick of the Exchange. Simpson and McCormick will provide the feature’s development financing through their Exchange Peaks Capital fund. C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will exec produce along with O’Shea and Jeff Bowler.

Cameron Fay is repped by Paradigm, Kaplan/Perrone, and Lichter Grossman.

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  1. Tom Savoy says:

    They need to cast Jim Carrey as Shemp. That, imho, would make the film truly complete.

  2. Ken says:

    I thought the first flick was appropriately idiotic and surprisingly entertaining. More slapstick and stupidity from these 3 morons, please!!!

  3. Jay042 says:

    An action comedy might be an interesting twist on things, as long as they kept the action pretty solid. Say a Liam Neeson style serious action film with the Stooges quite incongruously in the middle.

  4. The Kramdens says:

    Loved the 20l2 movie – we went to see it the day it opened. It was a great tribute to the original Stooges. CANNOT wait for the next film. This is the best film news we’ve heard in a long time. :)

  5. Barry says:

    please have a part for a gorilla, in the same bad gorilla costume!

  6. Blues Biker says:

    For the love of Shemp, Moe, & Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, Joe DeRita…please do not dishonor their memories with further three stooges films. The original shorts were good or at least original. Come up with an original idea for a new film and let the boys rest inpeace.

  7. For the love of all that is holy, WHY?! Everyone involved should just hang their head in shame now…

  8. Scott S.S. says:

    For the love of God, NO! The first one was so bad and embarrassing disrespectful to the memory of The Three Stooges and the script was horrible. The Farrelly Brothers are like the athletes who played past their prime…Their last handful of movies have sucked and maybe they should just fade away.

  9. Eldon A Hale says:

    Single person who can’t wait right here. :-)

  10. Ken Harrington says:

    Chris Diamantopoulos made me love the new Stooges.

  11. NormandyWells says:

    talk about a sequel that not a single person on planet earth wanted!

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