8:00 AM PDT 7/20/2017 The Hollywood Reporter by
The movie from C3 Entertainment, which owns the Three Stooges brand, centers on the trio of beloved characters as 12- and 13-year-olds.
The Three Little Stooges Movie has found its Larry, Moe and Curly.
The comedic family film, from Three Little Stooges Productions in conjunction with C3 Entertainment, which owns the Three Stooges brand, centers on the trio of beloved characters as 12- and 13-year-olds.
Liam Dow has been cast as Little Larry, Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, and Luke Clark as Little Curly. This is the first leading role in a feature film for all three. Casting Directors Joey Paul Jensen CSA and Niner Parikh (Camp Cook Kids, Soul Surfer,That’s So Raven) conducted a nationwide search to find the trio.
The screenplay for the live-action film was written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise), with Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, Spare Parts, Soul Surfer) eyed to direct. International sales agent The Exchange has signed on for foreign sales of the film, which is set to go into production in the fall.
In addition, the production team has launched a Reg CF campaign through First Democracy VC’s equity crowdfunding portal, which was formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo. Funds from the campaign, which is set to close later this summer, will be used to fund part of the production.
The Three Stooges have starred in more than 200 film shorts, feature films, TV and stage shows. The new movie follows C3 Entertainment’s 2012 film The Three Stooges Movie, from the Farrelly brothers and starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as the Stooges.
Dow, managed by Mark Robert, played Steve in the DreamWorks’ web series OMG! Just Jacque and will appear in the upcoming teen comedy The Perfect Night.
De StJeor has appeared in numerous commercials, music videos, TV and films as a break-dancer, actor and musician. He is repped by The Savage Agency.
Clark plays Kyle in the Jennifer Arnold (Dear White People) comedy movie Fat Camp and is repped by Clear Talent Group.
C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce with The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea.
“Keeping Three Stooges legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise,” said Benjamin, CEO of C3. “We are excited to bring The Three Little Stooges to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base.”
C3 Entertainment Launches the New Three Little Stooges Film with The Exchange
C3 brought out the last Three Stooges movie in 2012 with Fox Studios. C3 continues the great comedy legacy of The Three Stooges with film distribution deals for the new film with The Exchange.
The new Three Little Stooges will be based on 12-year old Larry, Moe and Curly in a hilarious new live-action family film featuring all the madcap comedy of little Larry, Moe and Curly, from an original screenplay written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise).
Casting Director Joey Paul Jensen, C.S.A., has commenced a nationwide search to find little Larry, Moe and Curly. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce, together with The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. C3’s Director of Development & Production, Pablo Velez, Jr. will serve as Producer.
The Exchange will present the film to international exhibitors worldwide. C3 Entertainment’s licensing division will handle merchandising and promotional tie-ins for the new film.
C3 CEO Earl Benjamin said “We are very excited to launch the all-new Three Little Stooges for Three Stooges fans to enjoy. This new version of Larry, Moe and Curly will entertain family members of all ages. Current fans and new fans will all laugh and enjoy the comedy antics of these little knuckleheads. We are also thrilled to partner with The Exchange on the making and distribution of this new film.”
“The Three Stooges are iconic, and on the level of such global comedy brands like Police Academy, Pink Panther, and Mr. Bean, it is truly exciting to bring this project to the international marketplace,” said O’Shea.