Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn(Larry), along with Jim Carrey(Curly) and Benicio del Toro (Mo) are reportedly set to star in the movie spin-off of the classic slapstick comedy The Three Stooges. According to what I have read so far, is that the movie will not be a biopic but rather a comedy built around the stooge’s slapstick comedy. This should be interesting.
The Farrelly brothers (There’s Something About Mary) who wrote the screenplay, apparently spent a decade trying to put the project together. Nonetheless the negotiations are complete and shooting will begin later this year, with a release date of early 2010.
It’s been a long time seen we have seen slapstick comedy on the silver screen, if I am not mistaken Home Alone 1 and 2 were the closest thing we had to slapstick comedy in the 90’s. I guess we are long overdue for one. However, I am having trouble with casting del Toro and Penn to play the roles of Mo and Larry, but who knows they may very well surprise us once they get into costume and character.
Let me know what you think about this project and the stars, who in my opinion have some big shoes to fill.