Three Stooges: New Comedy by Peter and Bobby Farrelly

Nov 3, 2008–Peter and Bobby Farrelly will make a contemporary comedy out of the Three Stooges for MGM. The Farrellys have spent years trying to make the Stooges movie at Warner. The studio has staked out a November 20, 2009 release date on the film.

That puts the Stooges film up against the Robert Downey Jr. starrer “Sherlock Holmes,” and the animated film “Planet 51.” Disney has scheduled the “Old Dogs” with John Travolta for November 25.

The Farrellys will direct the film and they will produce with Bradley Thomas and Charlie Wessler. C3 Entertainment's Earl and Robert Benjamin will be executive producers.

Before they began making short films at Columbia for which they are best known, Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard were hired by Louis B. Mayer to appear in several comedy features, films they made with Stooges founder Ted Healy.