Bobby Farrelly Discusses DUMB & DUMBER Sequel & THREE STOOGES
Published: February 28, 2011 - 10:42am
On the press run for Hall Pass, one-half of the Farrelly Brothers directing team gave a bit of casting (i.e. There is none.) and tone information for their upcoming film about America's favorite doofus trio and sequel news for the film that put the siblings on the map.
The Three Stooges tribute film has had several casting rumors as of late with the names mentioned ranging from Sean Penn to Johnny Knoxville. Of all the recognizable stars present on the lists, Shane Jacobson was the least known, yet he has been confirmed by Farrelly as being considered. “Shane came highly recommended to us and we are taking a look at him," he said, "We haven’t cast it yet, but he’s definitely in the mix.”
Known for getting repeat appearances from actors in their films, the filmmaker discussed which performer he wanted in the movie. He joked, “My first question was ‘Where we gonna put Richard [Jenkins]?’” The star of stage and screen has appeared in several of the brothers' films including their most recent offering Hall Pass. “We do have a spot in mind for him," he continued, "but a lot of it has to do with whether the guy’s available . I hope he is.”
The Farrellies also made a name for themselves by presenting hilariously quotable stupidity on the silver screen almost 17 years ago. Even with so much time, there might be a chance of a sequel. “[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that – lines that I’ve long forgotten," he related, "If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel – and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.”
While the two pieces share subject matter, the time periods and tones are very different. In comparing The Three Stooges and his previous work, he reflected, "We’re going to be as true as we can to the spirit of The Three Stooges – they weren’t raunchy or outrageous, they were more about the slapstick, almost vaudeville-type humour. It’ll probably be less us, more of them.”