Johnny Knoxville is not joining the Farrelly brothers’ “Three Stooges” movie.
Variety ran a story March 10 saying that the Farrellys were “looking to set” Knoxville in the role of Moe, and that they were “waiting for Knoxville to officially accept.”
But insiders close to the film say that while Johnny Knoxville, who grew up in Knoxville, expressed some interest in the project, negotiations with 20th Century Fox never commenced and an offer to join the film was never made. Instead, Knoxville is weighing a couple of projects at Paramount, which made the “Jackass” films.
Fox and the Farrellys are still looking for their Larry, Curly and Moe.
The “Stooges” movie is planned as a trio of half hour-ish tales set in the present day.