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Famous Farrelly Brothers To Adapt 'Stupid' Comedy
November 1, 2006

LONDON, ENGLAND--American filmmaking duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been tapped to produce a U.S. version of the British comedy "I'm With Stupid".

The BBC series focuses on the friendship between a young man in a wheelchair and a homeless man who moves into a shelter.

The project is backed up by the same company that adapted the UK's comedy "The Office" for an American viewing audience.

While always controversial for their portrayals of, for instance, people with multiple personality disorders in "Me, Myself, and Irene" and intellectual disabilities in "Dumb and Dumber", the Farrelly brothers have mostly received praise from advocates for their odd, yet sensitive portrayals of conjoined twins in "Stuck on You", and most recently, Special Olympics athletes in "The Ringer".


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