Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro: Your Three Stooges
by Alex Billington
March 25, 2009
Your modern day Three Stooges: Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly, and Benicio Del Toro as Moe. Can you believe it? I know I can't. While the three actors aren't completely confirmed (they're "in negotiations" according to Variety), MGM is pushing them out there now, as production is supposed to start in early fall for release sometime in 2010. Peter and Bobby Farrelly, of There's Something About Mary, will be writing and direct. And don't forget, this isn't a biopic, but rather a "comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts."
Word is that Jim Carrey is already planning to put on 40 pounds to fill the role of Curly. It was rumored that Penn would be involved, so now he's confirmed, and will jump right into this after finishing Cartel. Penn hasn't done a comedy since 1989 when he starred in We're No Angels. Del Toro hasn't done a comedy since, well Snatch. How are they going to pull this off? As much as I love these three guys, I am really not excited for this in the least, sorry to say. It would make more sense if this is a biopic, but these guys are going to be attempting to emulate what the original Three Stooges did and I don't think it'll work. Thoughts?