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Stooges Mania! The (Nyuk Nyuk) Dream Team

Nov. 5 2008, Published 12:56 p.m. ET

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Sure, it's an historic day and we've got a new president. But let's get down to a theme that unifies all people (well, actually just all males probably): The Three Stooges are coming back!

The Farrelly Brothers, whose last big hit was There's Something About Mary in 1998, are hoping to make a comeback via the Stooges..

The producer-director team are making a new Three Stooges film but have just one problem: the original Moe, Larry, and Curly are no longer with us. So who did they approach to star in the new slapstick comedy?

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"We went to Clooney," Peter Farrelly says, and were turned down. "Russell Crowe passed. Benicio was interested. Jeff Daniels was interested." They approached Larry David for Larry and that was a no-go. Sean Penn is said to be interested in that part.

So they still have just a script with no stars, and their next movie is Walter the Farting Dog starring the Jonas Brothers.

Hmmmm. Can the Jonas boys take a pratfall?

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