In one of the most bizarre casting revelations in recent Hollywood memory, MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on the actors who will become the new Three Stooges. And their choices to play the updated versions of three impetuous nitwits who whack each other over the head with lead pipes? Oscar-wining actors Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro, along with Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey.
So says MTV.
It will be Penn’s first comedy in 20 years. Carrey will gain 40 pounds to play Curly. And Del Toro as Moe? “The Farrellys have long had their eyes on Del Toro to play Moe… [He] showed comic chops in the Guy Ritchie-directed ‘Snatch.'”