There was a time, a time not too long ago, when Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn were set to star in the Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges film. That was a time when you might have cared about the movie, which will be three 27-minute segments spliced together to create a film.
Now? Now’s not a time to care. Word is, from TheWrap, that the Brothers Farrelly have found their potential replacements: Johnny Knoxville will play Moe; Andy Samberg will play Larry, and an Australian comedian named Shane Jacobson will play Curly.
It’s probably a better line-up, commercially, since a younger generation unfamiliar with “The Three Stooges” will probably be more familiar with Knoxville and Samberg than Sean Penn and del Toro, which is embarrassing but true. I still don’t know how much interest even Knoxville and Samberg can bring to the project since many of us old enough to be familiar with The Three Stooges weren’t even that interested with the better caliber of actor. Although, those worried about the impending Idiocracy need only look back 50 or 60 years to realize that the Idiocracy has been with us all along.