Variety is reporting that the Farrelly Brothers are close to finalizing the cast for their Three Stooges project. Sean Penn is set to play Larry, while Jim Carrey is supposedly moments away from signing on to play Curly (and gain 40 pounds, at that). Meanwhile, the duo is eyeing Benicio Del Toro for the role of Moe.
They're either completely brilliant, or utterly mad. I'm veering towards the former, and this is an impressive line-up for a project that is supposedly not a biopic prestige project, but rather a straightforward comedy "built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and [Jerome "Curly"] Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts".