Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro And Jim Carrey To Be The Three Stooges!

Variety reports that Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro And Jim Carrey are to be the The Three Stooges, in the upcoming Farrelly Brothers film. The studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

The film is a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

Production will begin in early fall for a release sometime in 2010. The Farrellys, who wrote the script, are producing with their Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas, and Charlie Wessler.