Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro are the Farrelly’s ‘Three Stooges’

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Jim Carrey (Curly), Benicio Del Toro (Moe) and Sean Penn (Larry)

I honestly cannot believe they pulled this off, but Variety is reporting the Farrelly brothers have landed Sean Penn (Larry), Jim Carrey (Curly) and Benicio Del Toro (Moe) as the leads in their Three Stooges film.

I am not saying this isn’t a great bit of casting news for a film I have no interest in. In fact this gives me reason to actually be mildly interested and I can’t remember the last time Penn starred in a comedy. Sure, he had his episodes on “Friends” in 2001, but I think 1999’s Sweet and Lowdown was the last time Penn cracked a joke and that was a Woody Allen film I have not yet seen yet.

Production on The Three Stooges will begin in early fall for a release sometime in 2010 and apparently not the currently slated November 20, 2009 date. The Farrellys, who wrote the script, are producing with their Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas, and Charlie Wessler.

Oh, and tell me I didn’t do a pretty damn good job manipulating that image above. *pats self on back*