Rumor: Johnny Depp and Sean Penn as Stooges?!
Please don't tell me this is true! According to the shoddy celebrity gossip mag In Touch (via Just Jared), the Farrelly Brothers want Johnny Depp and Sean Penn as Moe and Larry, respectively, in their Three Stooges movie. As huge as that would be, that news just sounds a bit too good to be true. Or maybe it's too bad to be true. I already think the whole Three Stooges movie is a terrible idea to begin with, and putting two big name actors like that in it is only going to make it worse, not better! I almost didn't run this because it was such a rough rumor, but I was convinced that there is a legitimate discussion worth having.
What I want to discuss is not whether those two could fit the role, but instead, whether big name actors like this could even work. Obviously back in the 1930s when the original Stooges first showed up, they were recognized more for being the Three Stooges than themselves. Now we're in a time where it's all about star power. We reported originally that the Farrelly Brothers would conduct an "American Idol"-like search to find Curly. If that's still the case, and they get a nobody to play Curly, and put them up against Johnny Depp and Sean Penn, I'm just not sure we're going to get that perfect chemistry. What do you think?