The Farrelly brothers may have found their Three Stooges.
Just a few months shy from its start, The Wrap reports Jackass extraordinaire Johnny Knoxville, SNL occupant Adam Samberg and Australian comedian Shane Jacobson could be our Moe, Larry and Curly. The three have made the short list for the 20th Century Fox release. Nothing is rock-solid although as the publication put it - "advances have been made, representatives have been approached and discussions have taken place."
That's not exactly the hungry-for-work unknowns the producers were previously looking for, as first reported by What's Playing. Besides, Mr. Jacobson (an unknown stateside, and yeah, you can definitely see some Curly in him – not a clue if he's a hoot or not). This duo is also a far cry from the originally-attached Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey.
My hunch is this could be a repeat of The Expendables as silly as that might sound. The masses eat this up and it's a ginormous hit and a large chunk of us movie-news sites bitch and moan about its success, how bad it is and how the better movie release around the same time frame (most likely a geek-friendly property) is failing miserably.