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MGM gets its 'Stooges'

Penn, Carrey, Del Toro part of studio's plan







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MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges."

Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

The film is not 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.

The quest by the Peter and Bobby Farrelly to harness the project spans more than a decade and three studios. They first tried at Columbia, again at Warner Bros., and finally at MGM, where Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent championed the cause and bought the WB-owned scripts and made a deal with Stooges rights holders C3.

Production will begin in early fall for a release sometime in 2010. The Farrellys, who wrote the script, are producing with their Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas, and Charlie Wessler.

C3 Entertainment principals Earl and Robert Benjamin will be executive producers.

Project will get underway after Penn completes the Asger Leth-directed Universal/Imagine Entertainment drama "Cartel." He hasn't done a comedy since the 1989 laffer "We're No Angels."

The Farrellys have long had their eyes on Del Toro to play Moe. Del Toro, who's coming off "Che," showed comic chops in the Guy Ritchie-directed "Snatch."

The surprise is the emergence of Carrey to play Curly. Howard established the character as a seminal physical comedian, from the first time he appeared in the first Stooges short in 1934 until he suffered a stroke on the set in 1946.

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New Three Stooges comin'!- And wait 'til you see what top stars will be playing Moe, Larry and Curly!

MGM and the Dumb and Dumber Farrelly Bros. are poking themselves in the eyes with the top A-listers they have lined up to for the Komedy Kings of Kalamity.


Sean Penn is set to play Larry. Jim Carrey is negotiating to play Curly. And Benicio Del Toro is talking Moe.

The film is not a biopic ala the Mel Gibson produced flick a few years back but what co-director Peter Farrelly refers to as "Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest" and will update the Stooges' slapstick for the new millennium.

Rumor has it the Stooges film open with them in the orphanage as tots ala Benjamin Button with some nifty CGI morph-tricks.

How about some Jen Aniston as their paramour while you're at it?

Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk, indeed!

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Never knew Larry was a Communist?
Nyuk, haha, the pun isn't lost as well as to Sean Penn. No politics, right? Where is my post from the other day? I want it back! :P

No love for Shemp. Four Stooges, if ya wanna get technical. The funniest thing ever is 'Disorder in the Court'. 'Take off your hat!' 'Raise your right hand!' 'Take off your hat!' Haha, hilarious.

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