Three Stooges movie to star Sean Penn

By Alexandra Heilbron on March 26, 2009 | 4 Comments

Sean PennA new MGM film based on the comedic trio The Three Stooges is aiming for a 2010 release. Writers Bobby and Peter Farrelly had been talking about the film for years, and passed on three studios before settling with MGM. They are finally reintroducing audiences to Larry, Moe, and Curly, who first appeared in MGM shorts in 1933. Peter Farrelly believes “moviegoers today deserve their own Stooges and we look forward to introducing them to a new generation of knuckleheads.” The Farrelly brothers and MGM are closing deals on who will play the knuckleheads. Sean Penn is taking a break from dramatic roles to play Larry, known for getting in the middle of the other two stooges’ eye poking. The studio is rumored to be in final negotiations with Jim Carrey to play Curly, and Benicio Del Toro to play Moe. George Clooney, Russell Crowe, Larry David, and Johnny Depp were also considered for roles. The film will not be a biopic, but a comedy inspired by the 1933 shorts. It will be broken up into four 20-minute episodes, with each episode picking up where the last one left off. ~Meryl H.


Comments & Discussion

  1. ke • March 26, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

    well…he sure looks like a stooge…

  2. Monique • March 27, 2009 @ 3:44 PM

    How fun.
    The casting will be perfect.
    I love Sean Penn in comedy.

  3. Hassaan • March 29, 2009 @ 4:22 PM

    Jim Carrey as Curly?! I like the thought, but Curly mus tbe carefully chosen as he is the essence of The Three Stooges

  4. Jo-Anne. • March 29, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

    love all 3 actors they are considering…should be an interesting project for sure

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