Remember when The Farrelly Brothers' pet project update of the Three Stooges was going to star Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro? Judging from the new teaser (above), those guys should be given honorary Oscars for NOT signing on.
Once the creators of modern gross-out classics like "Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary," Peter and Bobby Farrelly haven't struck comic gold in a long time ("Hall Pass" was their most recent attempt), and this long-in-the-works passion project had some fans hoping for a return to form. No such luck, at least according to the new clip, which is rife with lobster-in-the-pants jokes and "Jersey Shore" cameos. Transferring Larry, Moe and Curly's cartoonishly violent slapstick to 2012 doesn't seem to be an easy task, but, after a decade in development, is this the best they could come up with?
There are a few reasons why the teaser isn't a total waste of time, and they all involve Sofia Vergara and model-actress Kate Upton (in a revealing nun's habit-turned-bikini). The rest of the cast, including Larry David, Jane Lynch, Lin Shaye and Jennifer Hudson, is also promising.
Let's hope the Brothers re-connect with their earlier comic spark for their planned "Dumb and Dumber" sequel.
For now, tell us what you thought of the trailer. Would an A-list cast have helped?