Oh, wise guys, eh?
In some of the most bizarre casting news to come down the pike, Sean Penn has been set to star in the Farrelly Brothers' "Three Stooges," with Jim Carrey and Benicio del Toro close to committing, according to Variety. Penn will play Larry, Carrey may play Curly -- yes, he's gaining weight for the part -- and del Toro is being eyed for nominal leader Moe. No word on whether Shemp might appear, but may we suggest Bruce Campbell for the part?
There's no word on a plot yet, though the Stooges' plots tended to be thin vehicles for delivering lots of physical humor.
Casting is especially odd considering the players' pedigrees: Penn is coming off an Oscar turn in "Milk" and del Toro will next star in the horror movie "The Wolfman." Carrey spent his time in dramatic roles, but returned to comedy in 2008's "The Yes Man."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times