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Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro Rumored to Star in the Farrelly Brothers' Three Stooges Movie

Are These Three the New Stooges?

I've been curious about the Farrelly Brothers' Three Stooges project for a while now, and "curious" is also the word I'd use to describe today's casting news. Sean Penn is, as rumored, on board to play Larry, and Jim Carrey has entered negotiations to play Curly. And while nobody's officially claimed the role of Moe, The Hollywood Reporter says Benicio del Toro has been named as a possibility.

So, let's take a look at these three. Could they be funny together? With the exception of Carrey, none of them is particularly known for being funny solo, but maybe there's a hidden world of pratfalls and "nyuk-nyuk"s buried deep inside of them. Also of note, this tidbit about the project itself:

Originally constructed as four separate shorts, the feature screenplay has since been streamlined into a single narrative. Included in the story line is an opening that shows the Stooges as kids in an orphanage, a device that will require some Benjamin Button-style visual trickery to place the adult actors' heads on child actors' bodies.

So, it seems we've got a lot to talk about. How do these three potential Stooges-to-be stack up to your recast picks (I can't believe they wouldn't/couldn't get John C. Reilly)? And how are you feeling about the project itself at this point?


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nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
i'll take benicio any way i can get him yum I second that!
ansoliz ansoliz 8 years
I can see it. It would be neat if it's them acting on the show and hating each other backstage. I can see that.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
This could be interesting...
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
oh this'll be good
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I love the original Three Stooges and I feel like, no matter how well it's done, this just isn't going to hold a candle to the original.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i wonder if they are going to take another spin on the stooges and make it less obviously funny - that could be why the casting choices are being made. we'll just have to see - i'm not sure that i'm into this one just yet.
uhhhlexis uhhhlexis 8 years
i'll take benicio any way i can get him yum
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
a comedy in the style of the Three Stooges
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Is this a bio-pic or just a comedy in the style of the Three Stooges?
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I can't see this at all.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I cannot imagine Benicio Del Toro playing any of the Stooges.
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