It’s been a long time coming, but the Farrelly Brothers are finally filming their passion project, a big-screen version of The Three Stooges. Now, thanks to some behind the scenes photos, we have our first look at the new take on everyone’s favorite eye-poking trio.
As Moe, Larry, and Curly, veteran TV actors Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso have huge shoes to fill. Besides having to nail the comedy team’s legendary slapstick humor and perfect comedic timing, the three actors also have to nail the look of the Stooges (from Moe’s bowl cut to Larry’s curly afro). So are they getting it right? Why not judge for yourself.
While the actors were filming a car crash scene in Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, a fan photographer snapped a few photos of the cast and crew between takes. Check out the first images, courtesy of On Location Vacations (via Moviehole).
Obviously, these images aren’t studio-approved promo shots, so it’s a little tough to see whether or not the three lead actors fit their real-life counterparts. Still, from some of the close-ups, it looks like the Farrelly brothers and their team have done a nice job. I’m particularly impressed at how much Chris Diamantopoulos looks like Moe, given that the real Moe was kind of an ugly dude.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not totally onboard with the Three Stooges movie. It’s nothing against the Farrelly brothers, it just seems like a really unusual project. Will three loosely related 30-minute segments (structured like old Stooges episodes) play out well as a feature film?
The Farrelly brothers haven’t made a really great comedy in a while. Could The Three Stooges be a return to form for the pair? It’s impossible to say for sure until we at least see a trailer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start the debate here. How do you think the actors look in their roles?