Variety reports today that MGM and the Farrelly brothers could end up with two Oscar winners and a famous funnyman for their Three Stooges movie.
Sean Penn will play Larry and Jim Carrey, with an extra 40 pounds on his lean frame, could play Curly and if that weren't weird enough, the studio is looking at Benicio Del Toro for Moe.
First Che, then Moe. That's enough to give any actor whiplash.
Variety says "The Three Stooges" would be a comedy built around the antics of the characters the actors played in the Columbia Pictures shorts. The movie is targeted for a 2010 release and negotiations are still underway for Carrey and Del Toro.
In an alt-world, Seth Rogen, Mark Addy from "Still Standing" and Robert Downey Jr. would play the Stooges. Your thoughts?
A reader writes: "I just saw a blurb on E.T. that Jim Carey is to be cast as Curly in the upcoming Three Stooges movie. Rogen was born to play Curly. Carey is Shemp. Let's get this right."