C3 Entertainment is launching a new Three Stooges film franchise with the trio as 12-year-olds in a tentatively titled “The Three Little Stooges” movie.
C3’s Earl Benjamin was an executive producer on Fox’s “Three Stooges” movie in 2012.
“Three Little Stooges” will be based on 12-year-old versions of Larry, Moe and Curly. The pic will be a live-action family film with Harris Goldberg directing from his own script. His credits include “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “The Master of Disguise.”
ARC Entertainment will distribute the film in North America while the Exchange will present the film to international distributors at the Berlin Film Festival this month. C3 Entertainment’s licensing division will handle merchandising and promotional tie-ins for the new film.
Casting director Joey Paul Jensen has launched a nationwide search to find actors to to play the 12-year-old versions of Larry, Moe and Curly. Production is scheduled to begin this summer in Vancouver.
C3’s Director of Development and Production Pablo Velez will produce. C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce with ARC CEO Trevor Drinkwater and The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea.
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“The Three Stooges are iconic and on the level of such global comedy brands like Police Academy, Pink Panther and Mr. Bean,” O’Shea said.
The original Stooges began in the 1920s as a vaudeville comedy act, consisting of Ted Healy, Moe Howard, his brother Shemp Howard and Larry Fine.