Filmmaker Peter Farrelly didn’t know much about Atlanta before he and his brother Bobby Farrelly started making movies here.
“I didn’t know Atlanta from a hole in the wall,” said Farrelly, who with his brother shot the comedy Owen Wilson-Jason Sudeikis buddy comedy “Hall Pass” here in 2010 and may return this fall for “Dumb and Dumber 2″ with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels (not to be confused with “Dumb and Dumberer).
”It’s still up in the air right now,” he said. “But I guarantee we’ll be back.”
For now, the Farrelly brothers are promoting their made-in-Atlanta “Three Stooges” movie, set for an April 13 release.
“It’s the most pressure I’ve had since my honeymoon,” Farrelly quipped, referring to the pressure of creating a modern version of the beloved comic trio. “There’s a lot of people saying it’s sacrilege to do a movie about the Three Stooges. Our take was it’s sacrilege that so many kids don’t know the Three Stooges.”
You can introduce your kids to the slapstick classic with a “Three Stooges” themed game that’s part of an Easter event happening from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Atlantic Station. Festivities include face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. The Stooges’ “inflatable wrecking ball game” will give you a shot at winning posters and passes to an advance screening. It’s free and open to the public.
The movie stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Chris Diamantopoulos as Larry, Curly and Moe; along with Jennifer Hudson, Sofía Vergara, Jane Lynch, Larry David and a cameo with some of the “Jersey Shore” crew. You’ll be able to spot local landmarks in the movie, including Stone Mountain Park (transformed into a zoo for the film), the Atlanta Civic Center and downtown streets.
“I love the city, love the restaurants, I love the people,” Farrelly said. “I swear, right now I am wearing an Atlanta Braves T-shirt.”
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