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Atlantic Station to host Easter festival Saturday featuring “Three Stooges” game

The_Three_Stooges_Movie_freecomputerdesktopwallpaper_pFilmmaker 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.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

25 comments Add your comment

SPBBBBMBBSTBarlow

April 6th, 2012
12:55 pm

Can’t wait for this one! I’m in it, as an anniversary party guest, along with about 300 of my other acting friends! Think I may get a few seconds making faces as the Stooges run rampant – it was hard to keep a straight face on set – it was a great, HOT (100 degrees), time for all involved!! Whoo woo woo woo woo whoo whoo woo!!

Bravesfan

April 6th, 2012
1:46 pm

Jennifer Brett

April 6th, 2012
1:51 pm

Super Paul – I look forward to seeing you and your eyebrows in the movie!

Jennifer

a Beatles fan

April 6th, 2012
2:07 pm

An excellent Beatles tribute band called The Buggs will be performing a free concert tonight in the courtyard at Atlantic Station. The band dresses exactly like the Beatles in 1964 and play the same instruments. They’ll play from 7-9, all ages are welcome, and it’s free.

Deke

April 6th, 2012
2:30 pm

It’s unbelievable how bad this movie looks.

relaxtheyrejuststooges

April 6th, 2012
3:27 pm

Tex Gfield

April 6th, 2012
3:42 pm

Great. The mayor, the pResident, and Joe Biden all together. Losers.

Mike D

April 6th, 2012
3:46 pm

This movie look terrible.

Relationship Expert

April 6th, 2012
5:14 pm

Moe, Larry, Cheese!!
Moe, Larry, Cheese!!

Ex-Northerner

April 6th, 2012
7:21 pm

Can’t imagine a movie that needed to be made less than this one. It’s a “what were they thinking” moment. I predict the biggest bomb of the year.

Mitchell

April 6th, 2012
7:45 pm

Met those guys. Nicest dudes in the history of the film industry.

I visted the set of Hall Pass back in 2010, which I was reluctant to do but they were filming at a country club my parents are members of, and after meeting a few people I’m all of sudden talking to Bobby Farelly. He’s talking to me like I’m one of his actors.

Then I meet Peter and he’s like, “Why don’t you just hang out and get something to eat? Come back tomorrow.”

People in film, directors in particular… no, actually everybody in the film industry, gigantic a-holes.

Across the board. People who act like they’re doing the Lord’s work making some straight to video piece of crap.

The Farelly brothers are down to earth cool dudes.

Heard it here first.

Mitchell

April 6th, 2012
7:46 pm

The movie does look terrible and it probably will be but they’re still cool.

I hope they’re not reading that.

Can’t wait to see it. Looks like a winner.

Ex-Northerner

April 6th, 2012
9:49 pm

Apparently, some comments get posted and others don’t. Let’s see if this one makes the cut. As I said before, I cannot imagine a movie I want to see less than this one. A horrible idea and I predict it will be a huge bomb. Heard it here first.

CA

April 6th, 2012
10:36 pm

I worry about anyone who watches the trailers for this movie and can keep straight face. Sure, this is far from GWTW, but take it for what it is. Have some fun in life.

Wiseguy A

April 7th, 2012
10:11 am

“It’s unbelievable how bad this movie looks……”
“This movie look terrible………’

couple of wiseguys eh why I ought a….. hold this porcupine. c’mere you.

ragnar danneskjold

April 7th, 2012
12:25 pm

My 93 year old father in law saw the Three Stooges live in a USO-type show 70+ years ago, and talks about it from time to time, so I plan to take him to the movie. (His first movie in about 20 years, too.)

ragnar danneskjold

April 7th, 2012
12:28 pm

My earliest memory of classical music was Curly lip-syncing Strauss’s “Voice of Spring.” If you remember the original Stooges shows were not GWTW either, nor even “Duck Soup.” Unique humor, as American as the Pythons are British.

Sam

April 7th, 2012
3:12 pm

As a Stooge fan I can endorse what I’ve seen so far. Here’s hoping the whole movie lives up to the trailers. Looks like an faithful reproduction of the Stooge spirit.

CmdrR

April 8th, 2012
1:09 am

That’s Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. The trailer actually looks funny, which is surprising to me. It’s hard to make slapstick that’s not just lowbrow junk. Might I see this? Why, cert’an’y!

Sofia Vergara | NewsTrendr

April 8th, 2012
1:11 pm

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Greg

April 9th, 2012
9:50 am

Movie Producer: “Georgia said they will give me all kinds of tax breaks if we film our crap movies there. Let’s go with it!”

Jennifer Brett

April 9th, 2012
9:38 pm

Ex-Northerner
April 6th, 2012
9:49 pm

Apparently, some comments get posted and others don’t. Let’s see if this one makes the cut. As I said before, I cannot imagine a movie I want to see less than this one. A horrible idea and I predict it will be a huge bomb. Heard it here first.

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Hey I’m sorry about that. I found your comments in the spam filter. It got swept up with a bunch of messages written in cyrillic. (Seriously). Maybe the software got a little carried away.

Jennifer

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