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Sean Penn Set for The Three Stooges March 25, 2009 6:46 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News.
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seanpenn-032509MGM and the Farrelly brothers have settled on their cast for The Three StoogesVariety has confirmed an earlier report that Sean Penn is set to play Larry, while negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly and Benicio Del Toro being targeted to play Moe.

Jim Carrey is expected to gain 40 or so pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Curly.

Variety reports that 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.