As Hollyscoop previously reported, The Three Stooges is being made into a feature film. But now we’ve gotten word on two actors attached to the film, and it may surprise you! Jim Carrey and Sean Penn are both signed on to star in the film. If they agree, that bumps the film up from about a C to an automatic A!
Sean Penn has reportedly signed onto play Larry, while Jim Carrey is negotiations to play Curly. Carrey is preparing to gain 40 pounds so he can play the role. And you’ll never guess who’s being courted for Moe. Benicio Del Toro! Quite a threesome! Sean Penn and Benicio wouldn’t be our first picks to do physical comedy, but the Farrelly brothers do know a thing or two about comedy. We did also hear a rumor that Johnny Depp was in talks for the role of Moe as well.
The Farrelly brothers will direct, and MGM is attached as well. The brothers feel that now is the best time for this movie to come out.
Peter Farrelly says, “When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest. Bobby and I haven’t done a real physical comedy in a while, and it’s the most exciting thing we could think of now, to have people go to the movie, see some great slapstick fun family humor.”
The movie is expected to start production in the fall, with a 2010 release.