No Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges
03.17.11 by Ryan
Whether you were in favor or not, the Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges have not cast Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.
Contrary to a report last week that had writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly waiting for Knoxville to "officially accept" the part of Moe, the process never made it that far. According to THR, Knoxville was "interested" in the part, but negotiations with 20th Century Fox "never commenced" and there was never a formal offer.
That leaves the Farrellys still looking for their Stooges, roles that were originally cast in 2009 with Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, and Jim Carrey as Curly, until MGM's financial crisis slowed production to a halt. Production is set to start in mid-April on three 27-minute short movies, which will comprise the Farrellys' Stooges. Casting decisions will have to made soon to make that start date.
Knoxville is lining up projects at Paramount, the studio behind the Jackass movies. Knoxville could appear in Mustache Riders with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe (Beerfest) and his Jackass co-stars Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn or First Man, writer/director Max Winkler's movie about a man whose wife is running for President that Knoxville is producing.